Easy-to-read intro to ‘literary theory’

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I like this book – just started reading it and it’s ‘easy’, ‘clear’, and inclusive. She puts key theories in context and makes sense of them in a truly accessible way. like.

Mary Klages Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed 

Table of Contents

1. What is “Literary Theory?”; 2. Humanist Literary Theory; 3. Structuralism; Interlude: Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism; 4. Deconstruction; 5. Psychoanalyses; Interlude: ‘Self’ to ‘Subject’; 6. Feminisms; 7. Queer Theory; Interlude: History to Historicism; 8. Ideology and Discourse; 9. Race and Postcolonialist Theories; 10. Postmodernism; Coda – ‘Now what?’; Bibliography; Index.

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