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Author Venturino, Steven J.

Title The complete idiot's guide to literary theory and criticism / by Steven J. Venturino.

Publication Info. Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  801.95 VEN    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, this helpful guide gives you everything you need to know to really understand literature, as well as references to and quotations from novels, stories, poems, plays, and more.
Contents Basic ingredients and useful terms. It's just a theory ; What's the word for that, again? -- In theory, how do you read? New criticism looks very closely ; Russian formalism fixates on the machinery ; Reader-response criticism watches itself ; Aristotle and friends plot the course -- What is literature, anyway? Plato's fundamental gripe against literature ; The Romantics get defensive ; Marx sees through the material world ; Freud sees a symptom ; Saussure and science settle into a good read -- Hey, whose book is this? Feminist theories change the game ; Gender and queer theories read desire ; Ethnic studies changes the key ; Disability studies get physical -- Try to watch your language. Structuralism senses a pattern here ; Deconstruction says it's not what you think ; Psychology brings linguistics to the couch -- Into the world and of the world. Cultural studies tries to ruin a good time ; History gets literary ; Postcolonial criticism flaunts the fashions ; Ecocriticism offers a word from our sponsor.
Subject Criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Literature -- Appreciation.
Added Title Complete idiot's guide
Literary theory and criticism
ISBN 9781615642410

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