Journals Higher Education

$11.95

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11 August 2011

184 Pages | 5 b/w halftones

4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199691340


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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Jonathan Culler

Very Short Introductions

  • Previous edition sold 114,000 copies
  • Revised and updated, including new material about the 'death of theory'; the links between the theory of narrative and cognitive science; trauma theory; and ecocriticism, as well as a new chapter on 'Ethics and Aesthetics'
  • A short and clear exposition of a notoriously difficult subject matter
  • Instead of offering summaries of theories, it explores particular problems and approaches to solving them, including aspects of language, identity, and meaning
  • Jonathan Culler is an extremely lucid commentator, much admired in the field of literary theory
  • An understanding of literary theory is useful to students of any literature, making this an excellent introduction for literature undergraduates
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide
  • Includes new material looking at the 'death of theory'; the links between the theory of narrative and cognitive science; trauma theory; and ecocriticism, as well as a new chapter on 'Ethics and Aesthetics'
  • Updated bibliographies
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