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This is the most engaging introduction to literary theory available today. Its distinctive features are its clarity and its ability to explain og real significance for the reader of recently-developed theories. Specific applications to well-known novels, plays, and poems show how theory can increase the pleasure and understanding we gain from works of literature.
This book shows why literary theory matters today.
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The general argument of the bonnyfastle investigates the issue of authority, for readers, writers, and critics. We should not approach literary theory matters today. We should not approach literary texts of literary theories, Stephhen suggests, looking for an external authority.
Rather we must realize that “authority is a social construction, that we all play a part in establishing it, and that it is potentially accessible to us all.
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In Search of Authority : An Introductory Guide to Literary Theory
Sep 14, W. Clarke rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have already encountered a lot of “literary theory”, this is still a great read—if, like me, you are addicted to primers. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Aug 28, Rimas Blekaitis rated it it was amazing. Bonneycastle is an excellent writer who organizes his material in an easily digestible way, who knows what the essential points he’s trying to make are and how to highlight those points, and who has real insight into the material. This was a useful survey of literary theory which, although promoted as an introduction, reads like something more than that.
I was introduced to the theories of Giaccamo Vico who created the terms for the most recognized literary tropes: This was a very useful revelation. There were also excellent guides to Historicism, New Criticism, Structuralism which covered, among other useful things, the concepts of relation identity and paradigmatic and syntagmatic thinkingDeconstruction, and a variety of other theoretical constructs.
Bonneycastle concisely conveys their essential points, and how one arose from the other, giving the reader a good overview of the geography of theory, making it easy for one to decide which particular hills and valleys one would like to explore in more depth. May 27, Mar rated it liked it. Some helpful parts stepphen various literary criticisms. Newer editions are probably more helpful.
Jul 29, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Bonnycastle introduces the main forms of modern literary theory in a clear and easy to understand way.
In Search of Authority – Third Edition
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