Places literary theory and criticism in historical perspective– from Plato to Stephen Charles E. Bressler. Prentice Hall, – Literary Criticism – pages. Charles E. Bressler. · Rating details · ratings · 53 reviews. The fourth edition of the bestselling Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice . “The second edition of Literary Criticism by Charles E. Bressler is designed to help readers make conscious, informed, and intelligent choices concerning literary.

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The book was organized very nicely. It was lots of philosophical and linguistic takes on the metaphor. Beginning the Formal Study of Literature. I know that Harvard now has more stringent requirements for its English program.

Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (A Second Printing), 5th Edition

Derrida actually used many of the tenets of structuralism. Historical Development, Assumptions, and Methodology.

I was good at criticiam, for one close reading let me apply my neurotic sensitivity to a text! This seemed like the most complicated theory as presented in the book I read.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Theory of Metaphor, a graduate class which I sat in on and understood very little. A Comparison and Contrast Chart clearly delineates the differences and similarities among all the schools of criticism. I realize now, I was expecting my reader to be a New Critic! The Reading Process and Literary Theory. Description Presents the thirteen basic schools of twentieth-century literary theory and literayr in their historical and philosophical contexts.



Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

What Cultural Poetics Rejects. Bressler has plenty of criticisms, including: Jul 24, James rated it it was amazing.

All this to say—Harvard, your English department probably should have mandated theory. But to continue my ranting.

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This is going to be a long post, so get ready, gentle reader! Account Litfrary Sign in. Every time I study him, I think he is a total nutter. But man, did I just do my own thing.

How ca I read this book? Text, History, and Interpretation.

At some point, many of the theories become square-peg, round-hole issues and it becomes an issue of reader-intentionality on the text. Overview Features Contents Order Overview. literry

Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (A Second Printing), 5th Edition

This book is laden with all theories concerning the hermeneutics of reading and interpreting a text. No eBook available Amazon. To ask other readers questions about Literary Criticismplease sign up.

Literature Theory and the Definition of Literature. What is Literary Theory?


Making Meaning from Text. I think human psychology is incredibly complex and trying to shove it all in to his narrow world view is absurd. Historical Development and Assumptions. I do really like litwrary of the sample essays, though, even when they seem to draw on a much wider range of terms and approaches than the chapter presents.

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine Intersections of Sexuality and the Divine in Medieval Culture: And it’s possible that I wouldn’t care, but that I think it takes pages away from what feels to me more relevant, the assumptions and methodology sections that feel pretty impoverished at their best, and at spots kind of inaccurate to boot.

What is Literary Criticism? Beginning the Formal Study of Literature. Ferdinand de Saussure, founder of modern linguistics. I’d read Barry first and then dip into Bressler’s ideas on the same topic.

Now, if I were a literary critic get ready for a tasty metaphormy main meal would be New Criticism. My library Help Advanced Book Search.