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Figures of Dissent: Critical Essays on Fish, Spivak, Zizek and Others
Synopses & Reviews
Playwright, literary theorist, fine analyst of the works of Shakespeare, the Brontes, Swift and Joyce, scourge of postmodernism, autobiographer...Terry Eagleton’s achievements are many and his combative intelligence widely admired and respected. His skill as a reviewer is particularly notable: never content merely to assess the ideas of a writer and the theses of a book, Eagleton, in his inimitable and often wickedly funny style, always paints a vivid theoretical and political fresco as the background to his engagement with the texts.
In this collection of more than a decade of such bracing criticism, Eagleton comes face to face with Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj iek, Edward Said, and even David Beckham. All are subjected to his pugnacious wit, scathing critical pen, and brilliant literary investigations.
Book News Annotation:
In 41 essays first published in various scholarly journals, Eagleton (cultural theory, U. of Manchester) criticizes, praises, and generally comments on a wide range of authors. Readers outside the postmodern border might more easily recognize such names as Bront<:e>, Yeats, Eliot, Freye, Wittgenstein, Heaney, and Murdoch. There is no index or bibliography.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is a collection of Terry Eagleton's best criticisms and book reviews. His skill in this field is notable: never content merely to assess the ideas of a writer, Eagleton, in his inimitable style, always paints a vivid theorectical fresco as the background to his engagement with the texts.
Eagleton comes face to face with Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Edward Said, David Beckham, and many others.
In this collection of more than a decade of bracing criticism, Eagleton comes face to face with Guardian Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Edward Said, and David Beckham. All are subjected to his pugnacious wit, scathing critical pen, and brilliant literary investigations.
About the Author
Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. His other books include Ideology; The Function of Criticism; Heathcliff and the Great Hunger; Against the Grain; Walter Benjamin; and Criticism and Ideology, all from Verso.
Table of Contents
Postmodern savages — Last words — The nature of Gothic — Utopias 1 — Utopias 2 — Romantic poets — Branwell BrontÃ¨e — Oscar Wilde — W.B. Yeats — I.A. Richards — The Frankfurt School — T.S. Eliot — Georg LukÃ¢acs — Northrop Frye — Isaiah Berlin and Richard Hoggart — Ludwig Wittgenstein — Norberto Bobbio — Jonathan Dollimore — Peter Brooks on bodies — Peter Brooks on confession — Peter Conrad — Paul de Man — Gayatri Spivak — Harold Bloom — Stanley Fish — George Steiner — Steven Lukes — David Harvey — Slavoj Ã©ZiÃ©zek — Stuart Hall — Peter Ackroyd — Seamus Heaney — Roy Foster — Alan Ayckbourn and Dario Fo — Nick Groom — Alain Badiou — Colin MacCabe and John Springhall — Iris Murdoch — James Kelman — David Beckham — Roy Strong.
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