Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

A Reader

  • Editors
  • K. M. Newton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Russian Formalism and Prague Structuralism

  3. The New Criticism and Leavisian Criticism

  4. Hermeneutics

  5. Linguistic Criticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-71
  6. Structuralism and Semiotics

  7. Post-Structuralism

  8. Psychoanalytic Criticism

  9. Marxist and Neo-Marxist Criticism

  10. Reception Theory and Reader-Response Criticism

About this book


A thoroughly revised edition of this successful undergraduate introduction to literary theory, this text includes core pieces by leading theorists from Russian Formalists to Postmodernist and Post-colonial critics. An ideal teaching resource, with helpful introductory notes to each chapter.


Gérard Genette Hans-Georg Gadamer Jacques Derrida literary theory New Criticism New Historicism Paul Ricoeur poetry realism structuralism structure

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