Literary Theory: An Anthology

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Julie Rivkin, Michael Ryan
Wiley, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1314 pages
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This anthology of classic and cutting-edge statements in literary theory has now been updated to include recent influential texts in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Postcolonialism and International Studies
  • A definitive collection of classic statements in criticism and new theoretical work from the past few decades
  • All the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory are represented, from Formalism to Postcolonialism
  • Enables students to familiarise themselves with the most recent developments in literary theory and with the traditions from which these new theories derive

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Most of these essays were easily digested if you expended the requisite effort. It loses a star for leaving out Nietzsche and for not including more pieces that specifically address literature (or art or whatever). Read full review

About the author (2004)

Julie Rivkin is Professor at Connecticut College, where she teaches courses in American Literature, Contemporary Women Writers, and Literary Theory. She is the author of False Positions: The Representational Logics of Henry James's Fiction (1996).

Michael Ryan is Professor of English at Northeastern University, where he teaches courses in American Literature and Culture, American Film, and Literary Theory.

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