David Carter

Literary Theory

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A pocket guide to the key concepts of literary theory, explaining them in clear, accessible language. Cutting through the often confusing welter of peripheral writing on what can be an enormously unwieldy subject, David Carter covers the key thinkers, writers and theories in current lit-crit use, including Derrida; Baudrillard; Habermas; Postmodernism; Deconstruction; Formalism; Hermeneutics; and Reception Theory. An invaluable resource for students and readers.
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137 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publication year
2012
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    Оксана Гончароваhas quoted4 years ago
    This culture was to be a bulwark against the chaotic life of the working class and the illusions by which middle-class Protestants lived. Through culture it was possible to be free from fanaticism and move towards an existence of sweetness and light
    Оксана Гончароваhas quoted4 years ago
    Arnold famously defined culture as ‘the best that has been thought and said in the world’
    Оксана Гончароваhas quoted4 years ago
    In the words of Professor Morris Zapp in David Lodge’s novel Small World, which satirises literary scholars, ‘Every decoding is another encoding.’
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