By Pelagia Goulimari

ISBN-10: 0415544319

ISBN-13: 9780415544313

ISBN-10: 0415544327

ISBN-13: 9780415544320

This awfully beneficial quantity deals an creation to the background of literary feedback and thought from historic Greece to the current. Grounded within the shut analyzing of landmark theoretical texts, whereas trying to inspire the reader's serious reaction, Pelagia Goulimari examines:

  • major thinkers and critics from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, acknowledged and Butler;

  • key options, subject matters and colleges within the historical past of literary idea: mimesis, suggestion, cause and emotion, the self, the relation of literature to heritage, society, tradition and ethics, feminism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, queer theory;

  • genres and events in literary historical past: epic, tragedy, comedy, the radical; Romanticism, realism, modernism and postmodernism.

Historical connections among theorists and theories are traced and the e-book is generously cross-referenced. With worthy beneficial properties similar to key-point conclusions, additional examining sections, descriptive textual content bins, unique headings, and with a complete index, this e-book is the proper creation to somebody coming near near literary idea for the 1st time or unusual with the scope of its history.

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