Literary Criticism (Paperback)

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

By Charles E. Bressler

Prentice Hall, 9780131534483, 370pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006

List Price: 73.80*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Presents the eleven basic schools of twentieth-century literary theory and criticism in their historical and philosophical contexts. Unlike other introductions to literary criticism, this text explores the philosophical assumptions of each school of criticism, provides a clear methodology for writing essays according to each school's beliefs and tenets, and features accessible student-generated sample essays.