by David Lodge
Category: Study & Reference / Education
Publication date: 1996
Number of pages: 463
Takes account of the developments in theoretical contemporary literary criticism. This volume is designed to introduce the reader to the guiding concepts of literary and cultural debate by presenting substantial extracts from the seminal thinkers.
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