How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies


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"Distinguished in the market by its ability to mesh accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature offers a current, concise, and broad historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate courses in literary and critical theory, this is the only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, including film. Robert Dale Parker provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those ...

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Apr 14, 2015

A really interesting and well-written book. I got it for a class, but it's good enough I would have read it for fun. This is not the most recent edition, and apparently the newer edition has some new chapters (ecocriticism and something else) that sound interesting.

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