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Publication details for Professor Patricia Waugh

Waugh, P. (2006). Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The following text is taken from the publisher's website:
"Fills a large gap in the market by combining the accessibility of single-authored narratives with a much broader range of critical perspectives.
Offers a comprehensive account of the major movements and thinkers in modern literary criticism.
Presents modern theory and criticism as part of an ongoing historical and intellectual tradition.
Part Four offers suggestions and evaluations of possible future directions and debates.

Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most important movements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions."

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