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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades, literary theory is accused of undermining respect for tradition and truth and encouraging suspicion about the political and psychological implications of cultural projects ...

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    • Title: Literary Theory: a Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199691340, 0199691347
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    • Edition: 2011 2nd edition
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