A History Of Literary Criticism And Theory

A History Of Literary Criticism And Theory

From Plato To The Present

Book - 2008
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This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism fromantiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview ofthe major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, aswell as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophicalcontexts.

Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical backgroundto the literary criticism of each era
Enables students to see the development of literary criticismin context
Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticismthrough to deconstruction
Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the FrenchRevolution to Freud?s views on civilization
Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or asa coherent stand-alone introduction
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
ISBN: 9781405176088
Characteristics: ix, 838 p. ; 27 cm.


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