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Literature in the Modern World: Critical Essays and Documents [Paperback]

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Table of Contents

  • General Introduction
  • <b>Part One: General Approaches</b>
  • <b>I Questioning the Canon</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Marylin Butler: Repossessing the Past: The Case for an Open Literary History
  • 2: Frank Kermode: Canon and Period
  • 3: Terry Eagleton: Literature and the Rise of English
  • 4: Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar: Women Poets
  • 5: Henry Louis Gates, Jnr.: Literary Theory and the Black Tradition
  • <b>II Interpretation</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: E. D. Hirsch, Jnr.: The Babel of Interpretations
  • 2: Stanley Fish: Interpreting the Variorium
  • 3: Robert Scholes: Who Cares About the Text?
  • 4: Hans Robert Jauss: Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory
  • 5: Geoffrey Hartman: The Interpreter's Freud
  • <b>III Commitment</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Virginia Woolf: To Cambridge Women
  • 2: Jean-Paul Sartre: Writing, Reading, and the Public
  • 3: Theodor Adorno: Commitment
  • 4: Italo Calvino: Right and Wrong Political Uses of Literature
  • <b>Part Two: Themes and Issues</b>
  • <b>I Form and Genre</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Seymour Chatman: Story and Narrative
  • 2: Umberto Eco: Semiotics of Theatrical Performance
  • 3: Martin Esslin: The Signs of Drama
  • John Barrell: Close Reading
  • <b>II Modernisms</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Paul Valery: Remarks on Poetry
  • 2: Gerard Genette: Order in Narrative
  • 3: Robert Scholes: Towards a Semiotics of Literature
  • 4: George Lukacs: The Ideology of Modernism
  • 5: Raymond Williams: Modernism and the Metropolis
  • 6: Bonnie Kime Scott: Gender and Modernism
  • <b>III Literature and Nation</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: C. L. R. James: Beyond a Boundary
  • 2: Virginia Woolf: Woman and Nationalism
  • 3: Ashis Nandy: The Intimate Enemy
  • 4: Timothy Brennan: The National Longing for Form
  • 5: Salman Rushdie: Imaginary Homelands
  • <b>IV Literature and Ideology</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Bertolt Brecht: A Short Organum for the Theatre
  • 2: Terry Eagleton: Marxist Criticism
  • 3: Pierre Macherey: The Text Says What It Does Not Say
  • 4: Roland Barthes: The Death of the Author
  • 5: Michel Foucault: What is an Author?
  • <b>V Literature and Gender</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Simone de Beauvoir: Woman and the Other
  • 2: Cora Kaplan: Language and Gender
  • 3: Helene Cixous: Laugh of the Medusa
  • 4: Toni Morrison: Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation
  • 5: Eve Kosovsky Sedgewick: Introduction to Between Men
  • 6: Judith Butler: Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire
  • <b>VI End of Empire</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Edward Said: The Discourse of the Orient
  • 2: Seamus Heaney: Englands of the Mind
  • 3: John McGrath: Behind the Cliches of Contemporary Theatre
  • 4: Mary Louise Pratt: From the Victorian Nyanza to the Sheraton San Salvador
  • <b>VII From Commonwealth to Post-Colonial</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Frantz Fanon: On National Culture
  • 2: Chinua Achebe: Colonialist Criticism
  • 3: Kamau Brathwaite: History of the Voice
  • 4: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin: Post-Colonial Reconstruction
  • 5: Anne McClintock: The Angel of Progress
  • 6: Stuart Hall: When Was The Post-Colonial?
  • <b>VIII Literature and History</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: Walter Benjamin: Theses on the Philosophy of History
  • 2: Laurence Lerner: History and Fiction
  • 3: Hayden White: Introduction to Metahistory
  • 4: Jerome McGann: The Text, the Poem, and the Problem of Historical Method
  • 5: Joseph Brodsky: The Keening Muse
  • 6: George Steiner: The Hollow Miracle
  • 7: Paul de Man: Literary History and Literary Modernity
  • <b>IX Literature and Value</b>
  • Introduction
  • 1: T. S. Eliot: What is a Classic
  • 2: Barbara Hernstein Smith: The Exile of Evaluation

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