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An introduction to literature, criticism and theory

  1. Title statementAn introduction to literature, criticism and theory [elektronický zdroj] / Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle
    Personal name Bennett, Andrew, 1960- (author)
    Edition statement4th ed.
    Issue dataHoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
    Phys.des.1 online zdroj (392 stran)
    ISBN9781317864325 (online)
    1317864328 (online)
    Another responsib. Royle, Nicholas, 1957- (author)
    Subj. Headings literární teorie literary theory * literární kritika literary criticism
    Form, Genre elektronické knihy electronic books
    Conspect82.0 - Literatura (teorie)
    UDC 82-95 , 82.0 , (0.034.2:08)
    CountryBez místa
    Document kindElectronic sources

    Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at 'the beginning' and concluding with 'the end', the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works - so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Mon.

    Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the fourth edition; 1 The beginning; 2 Readers and reading; 3 The author; 4 The text and the world; 5 The uncanny; 6 Monuments; 7 Narrative; 8 Character; 9 Voice; 10 Figures and tropes; 11 Creative writing; 12 Laughter; 13 The tragic; 14 History; 15 Me; 16 Eco; 17 Animals; 18 Ghosts; 19 Moving pictures; 20 Sexual difference; 21 God; 22 Ideology; 23 Desire; 24 Queer; 25 Suspense; 26 Racial difference; 27 The colony.28 Mutant29 The performative; 30 Secrets; 31 The postmodern; 32 Pleasure; 33 War; 34 The end; Glossary; Select bibliography of other introductory texts, reference works and anthologies; Literary works discussed; Bibliography of critical and theoretical works; Index.