An Introduction to Criticism - Literature / Film / Culture

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An accessible and thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice, this book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism. * Covers traditional approaches such as formalism and structuralism, as well as more recent developments in criticism such as evolutionary theory, cognitive studies, ethical criticism, and ecocriticism* Offers explanations of key works and major ideas in literary criticism and suggests key elements to look for in a literary text* Also applies critical ...