Marxism and Literary Criticism by Terry Eagleton

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Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century.
 

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Terry Eagleton was born in Manchester, England. The author of more than forty books, including the seminal Literary Theory: An Introduction, he has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Manchester. He resides in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and children.
 
Published December 8, 2003 by Routledge. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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As Eagleton explains in this brief but brilliant exposition: "From this economic base, in every period, emerges a 'superstructure' - certain forms of law and politics, a certain kind of state, whose essential function is to legitimate the power of the social class which owns the means of economic...

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