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Literary Theory: The Basics

Literary Theory: The Basics
Author: Hans Bertens
ISBN 13: 9780415396714
ISBN 10: 415396719
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2007-11-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
List Price: $24.95

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:

  • the latest developments in post-colonial and cultural theory

  • literature and sexuality

  • the latest schools of thought, including eco-criticism and post-humanism

  • the future of literary theory and criticism.

Literary Theory: The Basics is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to know what literary theory is and where it is going.