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- DescriptionThis third edition of Hans Bertens' bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: * reception theory and reader response theory * the new criticism of postmodernism * the 'after theory' debate * post-humanism, biopolitics and animal studies * aesthetics Literary Theory: The Basics helps readers to approach the many theories and debates in this field with confidence. Now with updated case studies and further reading this is an essential purchase for anyone who strives to understand literary theory today.
- Author BiographyHans Bertens is Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
- Author(s)Hans Bertens
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication03/10/2013
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Series TitleThe Basics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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