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Beginning theory : an introduction to literary and cultural theory

Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to literary and cultural theory for beginners. The emphasis is on "theory in practice" with exercises and questions to help the student understand the methodology and practice of literary theory.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Barry
ISBN: 0719043255 9780719043253 0719043263 9780719043260
OCLC Number: 31434893
Description: x, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Theory before 'theory' --
Liberal humanism --
Structuralism --
Post-structuralism and deconstruction --
Postmodernism --
Psychoanalytic criticism --
Feminist criticism --
Lesbian/gay criticism --
Marxist criticism --
New historicism and cultural materialism --
Postcolonial criticism --
Stylistics --
Appendix. 1 Edgar Allan Poe, 'The oval portrait' --
Appendix. 2 Dylan Thomas, 'A refusal to mourn' --
Appendix. 3 William Cowper, 'The castaway'.
Responsibility: Peter Barry.
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