Owen Holland

Introducing Literary Criticism

From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline.

Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.
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    It's a great book. It introduces you to the "literature history" and how it has been influenced by a lot of things, specially philosophy and critical theory.

    Another really good feature is at the end of the book there's a list with a lot of recommended books if you want to go further.


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    Ellman, Maud, ed., Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (London: Longman, 1994).

    Habib, M.A.R., A History of Literary Criticism and Theory, from Plato to the Present (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007).

    Leitch, Vincent B., Literary Criticism in the 21st Century: Theory Renaissance (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).
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    Eagleton, Terry, Literary Theory: An Introduction, 2nd edn (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).
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    final words go to Shelley, who reminds us that act of writing and reading literature and poetry contributes to:

    That great poem, which all poets, like the co-operating thoughts of one great mind, have built up since the beginning of the world.

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