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In The Eagleton Reader, Stephen Regan presents a lively and judicious selection of Terry Eagleton's essays, lectures and reviews, demonstrating the breadth and incisiveness of Eagleton's critical judgements, his playful, ironic intelligence, and his provocative intervention in the cultural debates of the past thirty years. This Reader is a valuable introduction to Eagleton's stimulating and entertaining work on modernism and postmodernism, nationalism and colonialism, aesthetics and ideology, cultural politics and sexual politics.

Eagleton's brilliance as a literary critic is evident in essays on William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde and Milan Kundera, while his more ruminative theoretical and philosophical writings are amply demonstrated in essays on Raymond Williams, Walter Benjamin, Arthur Schopenhauer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The Reader includes a prefatory survey of its subject's career, extensive introductions to each of the six sections of essays, and a comprehensive bibliography of writings by and about Terry Eagleton.

Synopsis:

This is the first collection of Terry Eagleton's work for the theatre - St Oscar, The White, the Gold and the Gangrene, Disappearances, and God's Locusts.

About the Author

Stephen Regan is a Lecturer in Literature at the Open University and was formerly tutor at Ruskin College, Oxford. Founding editor of The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, published by Blackwell for the English Association, he is also editor of The Politics of Pleasure: Aesthetics and Cultural Theory (1992). He also teaches Modern Irish Literature and Critical Theory for the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Part I: Literary Criticism:.

Introduction.

1. The Novels of D. H. Lawrence.

2. Nature and the Fall in Hopkins: A Reading of 'God's Grandeur' (1973).

3. Thomas Hardy and Jude the Obscure (1974).

4. Wuthering Heights (1975).

5. Shakespeare and the Letter of the Law (1986).

6. Tony Harrison's V (1986).

7. Estrangement and Irony in the Fiction of Milan Kundera (1987).

Part II: Cultural Politics/Sexual Politics:.

Introduction.

8. The Idea of a Common Culture (1967).

9. Tennyson: Politics and Sexuality in The Princess and In Memoriam (1978).

10. The Rape of Clarissa (1982).

11. The Crisis in Contemporary Culture (1992).

12. Body Work (1993).

Part III: Marxism and Critical Theory:.

Introduction.

13. Ideology and Literary Form (1976).

14. Walter Benjamin: Towards a Revolutionary Criticism (1981).

15. Human Rights and Deconstruction (1992).

16. Ideology (1994).

17. Marxist Literary Theory (1995).

18. Marxism without Marxism: Jacques Derrida and Specters of Marx (1995).

Part IV: Modernism and Postmodernism:.

Introduction.

19. The End of English (1987).

20. Modernism, Myth, and Monopoly Capitalism (1989).

21. Defending the Free World (1990).

22. The Right and the Good: Postmodernism and the Liberal State (1994).

Part V: Friends and Philosophers:.

Introduction.

23. Resources for a Journey of Hope: Raymond Williams (1989).

24. The Death of Desire: Arthur Schopenhauer (1990).

25. My Wittgenstein (1994).

Part VI: Ireland's Own:.

Introduction.

26. History and Myth in Yeats's 'Easter' 1916 (1971).

27. Nationalism: Irony and Commitment (1988).

28. Saint Oscar (1989).

29. Unionism and Utopia: The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney (1991).

30. Heathcliff and the Great Hunger (1995).

The Ballad of Marxist Criticism.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631202486
Editor:
Regan, Steven
Editor:
Regan, Steven
Editor:
Regan, Steven
Author:
Eagleton, Terry
Author:
Regan, Stephen
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Subject:
Marxist Literary Theory
Subject:
Theory
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
240.5 x 156 x 32.8 mm 29 oz

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