Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century. For this Routledge Classics edition the author has written a startling and challenging new preface, which explains the continuing relevance of this pioneering work for the twenty-first century. For anyone interested in literature this book is essential reading.
This Book Examines And Evaluates The Critical Position Of R.S. Crane, The Leader Of The Chicago School Of Formalistic Criticism. Crane And His Colleagues In The University Of Chicago Set A New Trend In Literary Criticism In The Very Heyday Of The New Criticism. His Theory Of Criticism, Popularly Known As Critical Pluralism, Is An Answer To The Inevitable Limitations Of Monistic Criticism Including The New Criticism. Crane Shows Us The Way Toward A Multiple Response To A Literary Text, And Thereby Points Out The Significance Or Utility Of The Diverse Critical Theories. In The Field Of Practical Criticism Also Crane Has Left A Genuine Mark By Emphasizing The Need Of A Formal-Structural Approach To The Literary Texts. The Book Will Be Of Immense Help To The Scholars And Literary Critics.
A collection of essays in which a group of academic literary critics take a close look at the current state of the discipline and envisage its future. Topics include current controversies within Afro-American and feminist criticism, and the influence of cultural and gay studies.
Presents criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers, including novelists, poets, playwrights, and literary theorists from 1900-1999 with every fourth volume covering major literary movements and trends.
Advanced Students Of Literary Criticism Would Definitely Find This Book Stimulating As Well As Illuminating As It Presents A Penetrating Analysis Of The Major Theories And Practices Of All The Dominant Groups Of Literacy Critics Of Our Times. In The Course Of The Critical Survey Of The Critical Principles And Methods Of All The Major Cities, The Chicago Critics Attempt A Critique Of Contemporary Criticism In Their Monumental Work, Critics And Criticism: Essays In Method Of The Chicago Critics. Hence, The Focus Of This Book Is On The Pluralistic Approach Of These Critics Who Were Aware Of The Powers And Limitations Of All The Critical Methods. Each Critical Method, Even The Aristotelian Metho...