Literary Theory: The Basics
With a new introduction and fully updated pointers to further reading, this second edition of Hans Bertens' bestselling book is a must-have guide to the world of literary theory.
Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to post-modernism and new historicism it includes new coverage of:
Literary Theory: The Basics is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to know what literary theory is and where it is going.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - smichaelwilson - LibraryThing
An exhaustive look at the foundations of literary theory, with detailed examinations of the different forms of literary criticism. I especially enjoyed the sections on poststructuralism ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - medievalmama - LibraryThing
Updates Wilfred Guerin. Divided into 9 chapters --from practical/new criticism, 2 on formalism, political, 2 on post-structuralism, new historicism/cultural materialism, post-colonial, sexuality ... Read full review