Modern Criticism and Theory A Reader 3rd Edition David Lodge
Modern Criticism and Theory A Reader 3rd Edition by David Lodge and Nigel Wood Summary:This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with twenty-five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection's aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the Reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent considerations as ecocriticism and post-theory. Secondly, with the aim of presenting as broad an account of modern theory as possible, the reader expands backwards to take in exemplary pieces by formative writers and thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Marx, Freud and Virginia Woolf. This radical expansion of content is prefaced by a wide-ranging introduction, which provides a rationale for the collection and demonstrates how connections can be made between different theories and critical schools.