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Theory of Literature (Open Yale Courses) (Original): Fry, Paul H.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Theory of Literature (Open Yale Courses) (Original)
Theory of Literature (Open Yale Courses) (Original)
Publisher : Yale Univ Pr
Published Date : 2012/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780300180831

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A23100000
Place of Publication: United States
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: Study and Teaching
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Baker & Taylor Forecast - March 2012

Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Fry engages with the major themes and strands in twentieth-century literary theory, among them the hermeneutic circle, New Criticism, structuralism, linguistics and literature, Freud and fiction, Jacques Lacan's theories, the postmodern psyche, the political unconscious, New Historicism, the classical feminist tradition, African American criticism, queer theory, and gender performativity. By incorporating philosophical and social perspectives to connect these many trends, the author offers readers a coherent overall context for a deeper and richer reading of literature.