Download e-book for iPad: A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th by Widdowson / Brooker

By Widdowson / Brooker

ISBN-10: 0582894107

ISBN-13: 9780582894105

A vintage creation to the ever-evolving box of recent literary thought, now in an extended and up-to-date edition.Considers 'New Aestheticism' and engages with the tips of 'Post-Theory' includes large publications to extra analyzing, internet and digital assets to make sure the standard of scholars' examine A word list defines key theoretical and demanding phrases features a advisor to appropriate journals  

Show description

Read or Download A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition) PDF

Similar criticism & theory books

Read e-book online The Oxford companion to the English language PDF

Language is the lifestyles blood of a tradition, and to have an interest in tradition is in a few feel to have an interest in language, within the shapes and sounds of phrases, within the historical past of examining, writing, and speech, within the never-ending number of dialects and slangs, within the incessant creativity of the human brain because it reaches out to others.

New PDF release: Rain of Years:: Great Expectations and the World of Dickens

This is often the final ebook via the famous English pupil Bernard Schilling. A remarkably compact survey of all of the novels by means of Charles Dickens, it exhibits the solidarity of the total physique of labor by means of reviewing easy scenes and photographs within the novels. it's the results of a long time of studying and educating Dickens, and demonstrates an intensive familiarity with Victorian literature as a rule.

Bert Almon's William Humphrey: destroyer of myths PDF

This is often the 1st full-length research of the existence and writings of the Texas novelist, William Humphrey, who died August 21, 1997. in line with learn in Humphrey's giant records on the collage of Texas, it presents the 1st complete photograph of his existence and identifies many untraced resources of his paintings. The tenet is an exploration of Humphrey's satire on life-destroying myths: the myths of the hunter, the South, the cowboy hero, the Depression-era outlaw, and, supremely, the parable of Texas.

Get The City of Translation: Poetry and Ideology in PDF

A sweeping highbrow background of the connection among literary translation, authoritarian politics, linguistic ideologies, juristic philology, faith, and poetry in past due nineteenth-century Colombia.

Additional info for A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition)

Sample text

Leavis (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1983). MacKillop, I. , F. R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism (Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, Harmondsworth, 1995). Mulhern, Francis, The Moment of ‘Scrutiny’ (Verso, London, 1979). Newton, K. , Interpreting the Text: A Critical Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Literary Interpretation (Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 1990). Norris, Christopher, William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism (Athlone Press, London, 1978). Parrinder, Patrick, Authors and Authority: English and American Criticism, 1750–1990 (2nd edn, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1991).

H. Lawrence: Novelist [1955] (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1964). , 1941). ’ [1937] in The World’s Body [1938] (Kennikat Press, New York, 1964). Richards, I. , Principles of Literary Criticism [1924] (Routledge, London, 2001). Richards, I. , Practical Criticism [1929] (Routledge, London, 1964). Richards, I. , I. A. Richards: Selected Writings 1919–1938, 10 vols, ed. with intro. by John Constable (Routledge, London, 2001). Schorer, Mark, ‘Technique as Discovery’, The Hudson Review (1948). Schorer, Mark, ‘Fiction and the Analogical Matrix’, Kenyon Review (1949).

In a sense, ‘plot’, in this instance, is actually the violation of the expected formal arrangements of incidents. qxd 07/02/2005 14:43 Page 35 . RUSSIAN FORMALISM AND THE BAKHTIN SCHOOL arrangement, Sterne draws attention to plotting itself as a literary object. In this way, Shklovsky is not at all Aristotelian. In the end, a carefully ordered Aristotelian ‘plot’ should give us the essential and familiar truths of human life; it should be plausible and have a certain inevitability. The Formalists, on the other hand, often linked theory of plot with the notion of defamiliarization: the plot prevents us from regarding the incidents as typical and familiar.

Download PDF sample

A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition) by Widdowson / Brooker

by Brian

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 36 votes