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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Verso; Reprint edition (1 Jan. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860915395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860915393
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,468,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sheer fun and sadness welling up out of critical intelligence."--George Steiner, "Sunday Times Books of the Year"

"Ingenious, erudite and entertaining."--"Times Literary Supplement"

"Wonderfully funny ... brilliant."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Savagely comic ... Written with real passion."--"Sunday Times"

Sheer fun and sadness welling up out of critical intelligence. George Steiner, "Sunday Times Books of the Year"
Ingenious, erudite and entertaining. "Times Literary Supplement"
Wonderfully funny ... brilliant. "Publishers Weekly"
Savagely comic ... Written with real passion. "Sunday Times""

About the Author

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. His other books include "Ideology"; "The Function of Criticism"; "Heathcliff and the Great Hunger"; "Against the Grain"; "Walter Benjamin"; and "Criticism and Ideology," all from Verso.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x95b2d9e4) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x9565b0cc) out of 5 stars ridiculously funny 23 Dec. 2006
By O. Akin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Terry Eagleton is the voice of neo-Marxism. Most of his other books do not even make sense to me at all. But two of them must be read by all accounts. And I do not understand why most people did not realize this. This book is very very funny, I have given this book as a present to smart people arround me and they all liked it, so I am not a lonely psycho telling this to you. If you know a little about Wittgenstein and the history of the early 20th century, you can easly make an afternoon a reading feast. Enjoy. In "the gatekeeper" this time he tells about his autobiography, yet I still believe that this book is his best work (my subjective reality, read and see that it is not that subjective after all) cause it is so much fun to read it.
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HASH(0x955e4918) out of 5 stars Heady mix of blarney and ascetism 16 Oct. 2015
By Stephen O. Murray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
(Neo-?)Marxist literary theorist Terry Eagleton’s 1987 novel Saints and Scholars is much shorter and denser, with Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mikhail Bakhtin’s burly brother, Nikolai, in Ireland at the time of the failure of the 1916 Easter Rebellion, discussing what “revolution” means with a leader who is wounded and on the lam, but convinced that one will come, James Connolly. There is eventually action, and a lot of talk. I doubt it is what Wittgenstein would have said, though Eagleton knows more about Wittgenstein than I do (he wrote the screenplay for Derek Jarman’s loopy biopic). Eventually, Leopold Bloom also wanders to provide another perspective. Though sometimes entertaining and often aphoristic, I found reading the book rather hard going… and very counterfactual in that Wittgenstein was on the Russian front in the Hapsburg army at the time of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland. He began traveling regularly to Ireland… starting in 1934.
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