Criticism and Ideology: A Stuy in Marxist Literary Theory



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About the Book : Terry Eagleton is one of the most importantandmostradicaltheorists writing today. His witty and acerbic attacksoncontemporary culture and society are read and enjoyed by many,andhis studies of literature are regarded as classics ofcontemporarycriticism.In this new edition of his groundbreakingtreatise onliterary theory, Eagleton seeks to develop asophisticatedrelationship between Marxism and literary criticism.Ranging acrossthe key works of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trotsky,Brecht, Adorno,Benjamin, Luk and Sartre, he develops a nuancedcritique oftraditional literary criticism while producing acompellingtheoretical account of ideology.Eagleton uses thisperspective tooffer fascinating analyses of canonical writers,including GeorgeEliot, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Henry James,T.S. Eliot,W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence.The newintroduction setsthis classic book in the context of its firstappearance andEagleton provides illuminating reflections on theprogress ofliterary study over the years.The authors mostremarkable volume.ChoiceEagleton is second to none among culturalcritics writing inthe English language today. The GuardianEagletonis a combative,fiercely articulate and witty Marxist literarycritic. TheNationEagleton is informative, witty and wise. TimesHigherEducation SupplementGenuinely illuminating. Time Out About the Author : Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory andJohnRylands Fellow, University of Manchester. Among his many booksareFigures of Dissent, The Function of Criticism, Heathcliff andtheGreat Hunger, After Theory, Holy Terror and Literary Theory:AnIntroduction.


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