A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism. * Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice, from one of Britain's most prominent literary theorists and critics * Proposes a new path for future criticism, more open to reflecting on the pleasures of fiction * Written in a clear, jargon-free style, and illustrated throughout with numerous examples
Catherine Belsey is a research professor in English atSwansea University, UK. Her principal publications include Shakespeare in Theory and Practice (2008), WhyShakespeare? (2007), Critical Practice (1980, 2002), Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction (2002) and Desire: Love Stories in Western Culture (1994).
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