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5.0 out of 5 stars I don't go a week without picking this book up!
This book was a set text for a Lit Theory module during my degree. Initially I was just annoyed at having to carry it to and from my lectures, but I soon came to realise that in fact, this book was going to become the corner stone of my work from then on.
My tutor told me that the reason she set this text is so that we could become involved in the original writing...
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If you're buying this for university it's exactly what you need. Good quality, nice index that is easy to search.
If you're actually interested in Critical Theory you're best to just search for the articles contained in here. The book provides a summary of the different critical thoughts, helpfully arranged by themes (postmodernism, structuralism etc). However, it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars great buy!!, 16 Feb. 2015
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Brilliant! Great for English degree studies
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Dec. 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you like that sort of thing, 1 Feb. 2006
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This review is from: Literary Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies) (Paperback)
One of those books that crops up on every Eng. Lit. student's reading list at some stage during their degrees, and one of those books that will lurk on the bookshelf looking clever (and unread) until you at last tire of hankering after the bright college days.
Any anthology must deal with the fundamental challenge of being representative of the field it covers, and, given the range of fields contained within this book, that is an enormous challenge. Unfortunately, it doesn't really cope that well. On the one hand it does offer original source texts by most of the big names in the business, but those source texts are frequently too specialised or closely focussed to be of use to the reader of an anthology.
If you need to buy this book for your course, it will see you through most seminars pretty well and give you enough windy quotations during which your cappucino will go cold. However, a better approach to understanding literary and critical theory would be to buy a shorter overview and then go to the original books according to the area into which you wish to research.
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1.0 out of 5 stars *****, 21 April 2013
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Don't touch it if you don't need to. Enough to scare anyone off literature, only purchased because it was a mandatory part of my degree.....can't wait to resell/burn
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