Fifty Key Literary Theorists

1st Edition

Richard J. Lane

Published June 28, 2006
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415338486 - CAT# RU8484Z
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Covering over a century's worth of debate, thinking and writing about literature, this is a unique guide to the lives and works of fifty theorists who have left an indelible mark on literary studies.

Featuring theorists such as Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud and Edward Said, this accessible guide includes:

  • a glossary of terms
  • full cross-referencing for maximum ease of use
  • authoritative guides to further reading on and by each theorist.

An essential resource for all students of literature, Fifty Key Literary Theorists explores the gamut of critical debate, from the New Critics to the Deconstructionists, and from post-colonialism to post-Marxism and more.


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