T. Eagleton, Literary Theory. An Introduction (Oxford, 1983)
Terry Eagleton ‘s classic Literary Theory has served as an inspiration to a whole generation of students and teachers.
Written in 1982, this work appeared, as Professor Eagleton explains, at the watershed of two very different decades. It could not anticipate what was to come after, neither could it grasp what had happened in literary theory in the light of where it was to lead. In this edition, this dilemma is redressed and necessarily renewed. It provides for a new generation of students an important retrospective, reviewing developments that have occurred since his book was first published: in feminist theory, post – structuralism, postmodernism, or broadly speaking, what is termed cultural theory.