The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism 2e

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International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. She was also the translator of Jacques Derrida’s Dissemination (U of Chicago P) and Stéphane Mallarmé’s Divagations (Harvard UP/Belknap Press). He is the author of Theory and the Novel: Narrative Reflexivity in the English Tradition (Cambridge UP) and the editor of PC Wars: Politics and Theory in the Academy (Routledge), The Institution of Literature (SUNY Press), and Critics at Work: Interviews (NYU Press). The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. I especially enjoyed the psychoanalytic theorists (especially Jacques Lacan), felt as though my discarded feelings regarding women's rights and responsibilities were revived with feminist critique (espcially my beloved Simone de Beauvoir -- I actually cried reading the Second Sex).

They helped place the excerpt or essay in context and really enhanced my ability to understand the theory. I believe I left it blank because I never read the entire thing(thank you, compassionate professors).One thing I found very helpful in this book were the author biographies before each of the critical works. I do think it's far to say I will never forget some of what I've learned, and I think more and more aspects of these theories will pop up in my life as I go along. Goes beyond what you might expect in a textbook, serving as a very useful class resource or as the ultimate home library reference for the consumate home reader.

This anthology goes through the history of literary theory beginning with the ancient greeks and ending in the 1990s. This anthology of critical writing ranges from Gorgias and Plato to Sigmund Freud and Mikhail Bakhtin. O. Matthiessen and the Politics of Criticism (U of Wisconsin Press), and Literary Criticism, 1900-1950: The Cambridge History of American Literature (Cambridge UP) as well as the editor or co-editor of several college textbooks, including An Introduction to Literature (Longman), American Literature (Penguin), The Little, Brown Reader (Longman), and Literature for Composition (Longman). Overall this book is excellent, and I would thoroughly recommend it to any student considering further education.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. While it could be argued that this would make for an even thicker and longer text, it is something that this volume certainly lacks. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the award-winning Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. In all, I think there is a great background in criticism here, but in some of the ways I mentioned, this book is a product of a certain time and certain networks of influence, not an objective account of what has been most important nor most forward-looking in criticism and theory.

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