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Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader epub

ISBN: 0582015987

ISBN13: 978-0582015982

Author: David Lodge

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Longman (September 1, 1988)

Pages: 480 pages

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Modern Criticism and Theory has long been regarded as a necessary collection. David Lodge is Emeritus Professor of English Literatureat the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987.

Modern Criticism and Theory has long been regarded as a necessary collection. Now revised for the twenty first century it goes further and provides students and the general reader with a wide-ranging survey of the complex landscape of modern theory and a critical assessment of the way we think – and live – in the world today. He is well-known as one of the most significant British novelists and critics of recent times.

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David Lodge is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, when he. .Bibliographic information. Modern criticism and theory: a reader.

David Lodge is Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, when he became a full-time writer. He is well-known as a novelist, and has also written screenplays and stageplays. Nigel Wood is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at De Montfort University.

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Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader (Paperback). Nigel Wood (author), David Lodge (author). This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection's aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent considerations as ecocriticism and post-theory.

Modern Criticism and Theory : A Reader. By (author) David Lodge, Revised by Nigel Wood.

This work contains a selection of important and representative work from all the major theoretical schools or tendencies in contemporary criticism and looks at them from an historical and thematic point of view. It also takes into account the impact of structuralist and post-structuralist theory and the disciplines from which it has drawn many of its terms and concepts eg linguistics, psychoanalysis, philosophy and Marxism.
I had to use this book for an upper-level Literary Criticism and Analysis class in undergrad. I tried doing some of the readings early on in the semester, then got bored.

Towards the end of the semester, we had to write an essay using a number of essays from this text, to which I felt horrible for not doing many of the readings.

As I went back through in preparation for my essay, I realized how great many of the essays were. Not only do they apply to great literature (or poor literature - many a Twilight reference was made in that class), but they also apply to life. In my graduate speech, I was able to incorporate some of what I learned from Foucault in this text.

My teacher once made a joke about how if she was stuck on a desert island with only one book, she would pick this one because it could entertain her for hours. I laughed at how ridiculoous this statement was... until a few months later when I realized how accurate this statement was.

The class is done, and I have the degree, but this is one of those books you just wanna hang on to!
An excellent reader with concise introductory information on each theorist neatly cross-referenced to help situate the individual author in a framework of critical thinking.
I ordered this book for school. Very useful and taught me a lot about the different schools. Good read whether it's for school or personal.
good quality, like a new. good to do bussiness with you
A jumbled mess of pseudo-intellectual, warmed-over Marxist political claptrap, where race, gender and identity politics are elevated to near fetish. Advise study Shakespeare instead.
This "Reader" is a collection of some of the most influential and famous essays, or exerpts of larger works, by critics of the past 100 years. The works that are anthologized include: Ferdinand de Saussure's "Nature of the Linguistic Sign," Gerard Genette's "Structuralism and Literary Criticism," Roland Barthes's "The Death of the Author," Edward Said's "Crisis in Orientalism," and even Umberto Eco's "Casablanca: Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage." As far I can tell, the collection begins after New Criticism, although there are essays from the Russian Formalists. If you're interested in Structuralism/Semiology, Deconstructionism, Reader-response, Feminism, and Cultural Studies, then this anthology will work well for you.

This book is extremely useful to readers who are interested in literary criticism, and who do not necessarily want to do library searches to find the particular essay. The short biography of the author, as well as the "cross-reference" notes at the end of the biography, are helpful too. A similar anthology is *Literary Theory: An Anthology* edited by Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, which also collects the highlights of the theorists's work. However, I prefer Professor Lodge's book because 1) it more engaging, 2) it is smaller and more manageable.

---------------Theorists who are listed-------------------

Ferdinand de Saussure's "Nature of the Linguistic Sign"

Victor Shlovsky

Roman Jacobson

Gerard Genette

Jacques Lacan

Jacques Derrida

Mikhail Bakhtin

Tzvetan Todorov

Roland Barthes's "The Death of the Author," "Textual Analysis: Poe's 'Valdemar'"

Michel Foucault's "What is an Author?"

Wolfgang Iser's "The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach"

Julia Kristeva

Harold Bloom

E D Hirsch Jr

M H Abrams

J Hillis Miller

Helene Cixous

Edward Said

Stanley Fish

Elaine Showalter

Paul De Man

Fredric Jameson

Terry Eagleton's "Capitalism, Modernism and Postmodernism"

Catherine Belsey

Geoffrey Hartman

Juliet Mitchell

Colin MacCabe

Umberto Eco
This is by far one of the most useful textbooks I have used. I got it for a class a year ago and have used it as a supplement for nearly every class and paper since. The presentation makes the high-strung contemporary theory very accessible and the editors have done well to include a very broad scope of topics and positions, while maintaining a manageable size. It is very possible to read all of the essays, and each is very salient. I'm sure the 3rd edition (which has recently been released) only improves on all counts, most significantly in terms of including more and more contemporary critics. However, it is not necessary to shell out the extra $40 or so for a copy of that 3rd edition, or a brand new copy of of 2nd, when a used but immaculate 2nd edition will cost about $10 with shipping. The 2nd edition offers a very comprehensive--but not over-exhaustive--reading of trends in contemporary theory. I would recommend it for anyone interested in becoming familiar with critical theory, postmodernisms, contemporary literary theory etc; it is very, very worth it, especially if you want to be able to investigate literary philosophies and add an otherwise unavailable depth to your present studies.
The third edition of this excellent reader of modern literary theory seems to have deleted M.H. Abrams "The Deconstructive Angel" which the first editor, David Lodge, quite rightly claimed was "an irresistible short account and critique of Derridean deconstruction." It still is! So why delete it?