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Greatly enlarged and updated, the third edition of this highly successful survey of literary theory and applied criticism offers substantical new chapters on feminist approaches and on structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, and new sections on hermeneutics, dialogics, Marxist criticism, the new historicism, and reader response. The editors have also substantGreatly enlarged and updated, the third edition of this highly successful survey of literary theory and applied criticism offers substantical new chapters on feminist approaches and on structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, and new sections on hermeneutics, dialogics, Marxist criticism, the new historicism, and reader response. The editors have also substantially revised and expanded all bibliographical references, both within individual chapters and in the list of supplementary readings....

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  • BookHeroin
    2019-02-20 07:18

    I read this for fun! :) haha... not! I'm currently taking Literature criticism *super fun stuff. This is only the first textbook we're going to cover! Therefore, you can only imagine how happy i am these days... But, nonetheless, this book is very educational, and informative among other things.

  • J.J. Rodeo
    2019-03-07 04:35

    به باور من ادبیات به خودی خود ارزشمند نیست و تنها در صورتی فایده دارد که موجب تفریح و لذت شود. اگر بخواهم چیزی یاد بگیرم، به منابع علمی و اگر بخواهم نصیحت شوم، به کتاب های فلسفه اخلاق رجوع می کنم. البته به عنوان یک نویسنده نوپا، گاهی برخی آثار ادبی را می خوانم تا از کامیابی و شکست نویسندگان دیگر، چیز یاد بگیرم. به هر حال رسالتی برای ادبیات قائل نیستم. نقد ادبی اگر بخواهد ادبیات را برای من جدی تر کند و از تفریح خارج کند، به دردم نمی خورد. اما اگر بخواهد به من یاد بدهد که راز مفرح بودن داستان های دیگر چیست و چگونه می توانم از این کامیابی بهره ببرم، به دردم می خورد. در میان شیوه هایی که در این کتاب ارزیابی شدند، تنها شیوه شکل مدارانه، ساختارگرایانه و سبک شناسانه برای نویسندگان می توانند آموزنده باشند و متأسفانه راهکار بهره برداری از این شیوه ها در نگارش داستان، خوب بررسی نشده بود.به هر حال این کتاب توانست چند کتاب خوب دیگر به من معرفی کند و علایقم را در نقد ادبی، جهت دهی کند. نقد هایی که درباره آثار منتخب کتاب ارائه شده بودند نیز خالی از تفریح نبودند. به ویژه نقد فصل نخست درباره هملت.

  • Nima
    2019-03-13 12:09

    The book was pretty much useful specially for its part of "in practice" in each sections....This book with the one by Bressler are definitely the best ones for learning and understanding Literary Criticism

  • Amir
    2019-03-20 05:12

    کتابی بود که برای منی که حتی تخصصم ادبیات نیست خوندنی بود. نقدهایی که در مورد گودمن مطرح شده در این کتاب دیوانه وار دوست داشتنی هست. از این ها گذشته از ترجمه ی روان خانم طاهری هم نباید گذشت. توصیه میکنم به همه

  • Sylvia
    2019-03-14 04:18

    Always question everything. There is nothing absolute in this world but the fact that this world is socially or culturally constructed, and since it is merely a construction, you will always be able to deconstruct it. Are the whites the superior ones? Are male better than female? Read this handbook and it will open your window to a better perspective in viewing life, which broadly captured in literary works.

  • Saeed
    2019-03-17 06:33

    منبع غنی‌ای برای گسترش علم و د‌‌‌انش اد‌‌‌بی هر خوانند‌‌‌ه‌ی مشتاق کتاب د‌‌‌‌ارای شش فصل است.د‌‌‌ر پنج فصل،توضیح مبانی ونقد د‌‌‌ر چهار اثر اد‌‌‌بی پیاد‌‌‌ه می‌شود‌‌‌ به معشوق عشوه‌سازش-هملت-گود‌‌‌من براون جوان-ماجراهای هاکلبری فین ‌فصل ششم هم به توضیح چند‌‌‌ مد‌‌‌ل نقد‌‌‌ جد‌‌‌ید‌‌‌ می‌پرد‌‌‌ازد‌‌‌.

  • Emily
    2019-02-28 06:29

    This book is really interesting to use in order to understand many of the different literary approaches. I like how they use six different works (Hamlet, Frankenstein, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "Everyday Use", "Young Goodman Brown", and "To His Coy Mistress") to help explain the literary approaches. Having the textbook provide some of the examples really helped me understand how to apply the literary approaches.

  • Heather
    2019-03-02 11:08

    This is a practical, readable, and balanced book on literary criticism. Considering how few books on literary criticism can claim even one of those adjectives, it deserves recognition. The chapters are generally well organized, save for the odd grouping under "Materialisms." It contains practical applications of many of the theories, although is thinner on some of them than others. However, its practice of using the same six texts (three included and the other three highly familiar) for analysis at the end of every chapter is excellent in helping the student of literary criticism distinguish between the various theories.

  • Skylar Burris
    2019-03-19 09:31

    A good overview of the various schools of literary criticism, including the historical/ biographical, psychological (Freudian, Jungian, etc.), deconstructionist, and formalist, among others. It will help you to understand the different ways critics approach literature and the presuppositions form which they come; it will also give you tools for analyzing literature in different ways. It offers concrete examples of the approaches as applied to selections of literature, so you can see how they "look" in action. An essential overview for any student of literature.

  • terka
    2019-03-02 12:31

    I didn't read the entire thing, just various excerpts for classes but I gotta say I love the way this is written - the formalists chapter starts with application of the approach and that really helps to grasp how formalism works. And so on. I really dig that this isn't just a dry theory, but the examples help the reader to understand it.I have read a LOT of theoretical papers and works about literary criticism and interpretation and so far this one is the most helpful and easiest to understand.

  • Annette
    2019-03-21 05:20

    An excellent presentation of literary criticism through the ages. If you want to improve your reading and are serious about it, this book provides you with a detailed explanation of how to do it. Written with an academician's flair, don't let the heady terminology prevent you from continuing. For me, it was like going to graduate school all over again- a joy!

  • jacky
    2019-03-20 08:29

    This book was very important to my English degree background. As a college freshmen, I took a course where we examined one text for the course and looked at in through various lenses. This book helped me to learn all the different critcal approaches, particularly my favorite the archtypal. I often wish that my freshmen were ready for me to teach this to them.

  • Elaine Balliet
    2019-02-27 04:27

    An excellent guide for applying theoretical, critical approaches to Literature. Formalism is covered, as well as Postcolonial Theory, Structuralism, Marxism, Feminism, and others. Recommended!Elaine.

  • Meghan
    2019-02-28 09:19

    I learned nothing. This was for school and it sucked, but I tried really hard to pretend I like it and I think that might actually come off well when my teacher reads my annotations in English. But I still learned nothing.

  • ArEzO.... Es
    2019-03-06 11:31

    مباني نقد ادبيكتابي ست از ويلفرد گرين از دانشگاه لوئيزيانا لي مورگان و ارل ليبر و جان ويلينگهم از دانشگاه كانزاس1 ماهيت و حوزه شيوه هاي سنتي2كاربرد شيوه هاي سنتي3شيوه شكل مدارانه شيوه روانشناختيو...

  • Jo
    2019-03-03 09:05

    This book was a textbook for a class about literary theory. It was extremely helpful, and for the most part coherent. However, there were a few chapters that I had to read several times before I fully understood them.

  • Caitlin
    2019-03-20 07:12

    school read. fascinating, informative, instructive.

  • Fatemeh Beygi
    2019-03-18 11:35

    نقد اسطوره شناسی و نمایه و روان شناختی رو خیلی دوست داشتم.یکی از بهترین مرجع ها در مورد این موضوع همین کتابه.

  • Eka
    2019-02-25 06:22

    You don't think I read this for fun, do you? x_______x

  • Sam
    2019-03-12 10:26

    Purchased for a class, rarely used--professor had us read other critical essays instead, because he disagreed with this author's explanation of the different critical methods/theories.

  • Youness Sunshine
    2019-03-08 07:23


  • Richard
    2019-03-08 05:32

    Far too jargon-laden to make an effective textbook.