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Eagleton, Terry 1943-

Works: 666 works in 3,086 publications in 13 languages and 73,870 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, htt, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Scenarist, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, wst, Writer of accompanying material, Publishing director, Conceptor
Classifications: PN94, 801.95
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Literary theory : an introduction by Terry Eagleton( Book )

194 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... It's not just a brilliant polemical essay; it's also a remarkable feat of condensation, explication and synthesis. I haven't read anything in the field of literary theory that was at the same time so stimulating and so entertaining since the Polemical Introduction to Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism."
The meaning of life by Terry Eagleton( )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 3,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So what is the meaning of life? Terry Eagleton show how centuries of thinkers - from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett - have tackled the question. Eagleton reveals how the question has become particularly problematic in modern times. Instead of addressing it head-on, we take refuge from the feelings of 'meaninglessness' in our lives by filling them with a multitude of different things: from football and sex, to New Age religions and fundamentalism."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Holy terror by Terry Eagleton( )

24 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terry Eagleton's examination of the idea of terror draws on political, philosophical, literary, and theological sources to trace a genealogy from the ancient world to the modern day. Ranging from the cult of Dionysus, through Shakespearian tragedy and the politics of Danton and Hegel, to the thought of Freud and Lacan, it takes in en route ideas of God, freedom, the nation, the sublime, and the unconscious. It also examines the problem of evil, and devotes a concluding chapter to the idea of tragic sacrifice and the scapegoat."--Jacket
On evil by Terry Eagleton( )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defense of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artifact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world
Reason, faith, & revolution : reflections on the God debate by Terry Eagleton( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular -- nor for many conventional believers. --from publisher description
Marxism and literary criticism by Terry Eagleton( Book )

92 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the growth of Marxist criticism in modern literary circles and demonstrates the role Marxism can play in creating a link between literature and historical conditions. Details major issues presented by this method of criticism and considers the work of such individuals as Plekhanov, Trotsky, Lenin, and Goldmann
How to read literature by Terry Eagleton( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment and aggression?In this accessible and delightfully entertaining book, Terry Eagleton addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others. How to Read Literature is the book of choice for students new to the study of literature and for all other readers interested in deepening their understanding and enriching their reading experience. In a series of brilliant analyses, Eagleton shows how to read with due attention to tone, rhythm, texture, syntax, allusion, ambiguity and other formal aspects of literary works. He also examines broader questions of character, plot, narrative, the creative imagination, the meaning of fictionality, and the tension between what works of literature say and what they show. Unfailingly authoritative and cheerfully opinionated, the author provides useful commentaries on Classicism, Romanticism, Modernism and Postmodernism alongside spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors, from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Samuel Beckett and J.K. Rowling."--Jacket
Why Marx was right by Terry Eagleton( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism, that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on, he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, this book is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid. Written with wit, humor, and clarity
The idea of culture by Terry Eagleton( )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Eagleton launches a critique of postmodern 'culturalism, ' arguing for a more complex relation between culture and nature, and trying to retrieve the importance of such concepts as human nature from a non-naturalistic perspective. His book sets its face against a certain fashionable populism in this area, as well as drawing attention to the deficiencies of elitism. It makes radical inquiry into the reasons, both creditable and discreditable, why 'culture' has come in our own period to bulk as large as it does, and proposes that it is time, while acknowledging its significance, to put it back in its place
Culture and the death of God by Terry Eagleton( )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates in this thought-provoking book the contradictions, difficulties, and significance of the modern search for a replacement for God. Engaging with a phenomenally wide range of ideas, issues, and thinkers from the Enlightenment to today, Eagleton discusses the state of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surrounding Western capitalism's part in spawning not only secularism but also fundamentalism, and the unsatisfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the post-Enlightenment era. The author reflects on the unique capacities of religion, the possibilities of culture and art as modern paths to salvation, the so-called war on terror's impact on atheism, and a host of other topics of concern to those who envision a future in which just and compassionate communities thrive. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently needed intervention into our perilous political present."--Publisher's description
Nationalism, colonialism, and literature by Terry Eagleton( )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three essays in this volume were originally published as individual pamphlets by the Field Day Theatre Company in Derry, Nothern Ireland. Founded in 1980 as a theatre cmpany, Field Day has eveolved as a publisher concerned with the typically Irish blend of political and cultural (mainly literary) forces which requires fresh analysis in view of the existing Irish political crisis. As a result, Field Day has published a series of pamphlets, in groups of three, to which the three essays printed here are the most recent contribution. Each of the essays deals with a different aspect of nationalism and the role of cultural production as a force in understanding the aftermath of colonization. In his essay, Terry Eagleton identifies two decolonizing stages: the achievement of national autonomy and personal autonomy. Frederic Jameson discusses the problematic relationship between the Third World and the "first world". Edward Said focuses on the poetry of Yeats and the role it played in the "liberationist" movement of decolonization
The illusions of postmodernism by Terry Eagleton( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought. --From publisher's description
Ideology : an introduction by Terry Eagleton( Book )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is divided into three parts: the classical tradition; Althusser and after; and modern debates. It includes chapters on class consciousness, ideology and utopia, and the epistemology of sociology, looking at the work of Georg Lukas, Karl Mannheim and Lucien Goldman respectively
God and evil in the theology of St Thomas Aquinas by Herbert McCabe( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert McCabe tackles the problem of evil by focusing and commenting on what Aquinas said about it. What should we mean by words such as 'good', 'bad', 'being', 'cause', 'creation', and 'God'? These are McCabe's main questions. In seeking to answer them he demonstrates why it cannot be shown that evil disproves God's existence. He also explains how we can rightly think of evil in a world made by God." --Book Jacket
The event of literature by Terry Eagleton( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this characteristically concise, witty, and lucid book, Terry Eagleton turns his attention to the questions we should ask about literature, but rarely do. What is literature? Can we even speak of "literature" at all? What do different literary theories tell us about what texts mean and do? In throwing new light on these and other questions he has raised in previous best-sellers, Eagleton offers a new theory of what we mean by literature. He also shows what it is that a great many different literary theories have in common. In a highly unusual combination of critical theory and analytic philosophy, the author sees all literary work, from novels to poems, as a strategy to contain a reality that seeks to thwart that containment, and in doing so throws up new problems that the work tries to resolve. The "event" of literature, Eagleton argues, consists in this continual transformative encounter, unique and endlessly repeatable. Freewheeling through centuries of critical ideas, he sheds light on the place of literature in our culture, and in doing so reaffirms the value and validity of literary thought today"--
The English novel : an introduction by Terry Eagleton( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a wide-ranging and humorous introduction to the English novel, this book distills the essential theories of the novel, covering the works of Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens and many more notable English writers
Crossing boundaries : thinking through literature by Julie Scanlon( )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eclectic collection interrogates boundaries with reference to nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, performance, music and film from a diverse range of critical and theoretical perspectives. The authors probe the issue of negotiating boundaries in their innovative and imaginative investigations of science in Dickens, Eliot and Pater; narrative in Hawking and Weinberg; Bakhtin and the feminization of translation; lesbian romance by Jeanette Winterson; transitional females in migrant postcolonial fiction; pedagogy in South Africa; materiality and hypertext; the semiotic and money in
Criticism and ideology : a study in Marxist literary theory by Terry Eagleton( Book )

81 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition of his treatise on literary theory, Eagleton seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism. Ranging across the key works of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trotsky, Brecht, Adorno, Benjamin, Lukacs and Sartre, he develops a nuanced critique of traditional literary criticism while producing a compelling theoretical account of ideology."--Jacket
The ideology of the aesthetic by Terry Eagleton( Book )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ideology of the Aesthetic presents a history and critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought. As such, this is a critical survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing in particular on the complex relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton provides a brilliant and challenging introduction to these concerns, as characterized in the work of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others. Wide in span, as well as morally and politically committed, this is Terry Eagleton's major work to date. It forms both an original enquiry and an exemplary introduction -- Bookseller's description
Shakespeare and society : critical studies in Shakespearean drama by Terence Eagleton( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The meaning of lifeHoly terrorOn evilReason, faith, & revolution : reflections on the God debateMarxism and literary criticismWhy Marx was rightThe idea of cultureNationalism, colonialism, and literature
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Eagleton, T. F. 1943-

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Eagleton, T. F. (Terry F.), 1943-

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Ēgkleton, Teri 1943-

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Īgiltūn, Tirī, 1943-

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Terijs Īgltons

Terri İqlton

Terry Eagleton Briti kirjandusteadlane, kriitik ja filosoof

Terry Eagleton britischer Literaturtheoretiker

Terry Eagleton British writer, academic and educator

Terry Eagleton Brits literatuurcriticus

Terry Eagleton critico letterario inglese

Terry Eagleton crítico literario ingles

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Ήγκλετον Τέρενς Φράνσις 1943-

Ήγκλετον Τέρι 1943-

Ήγκλετον Τέρρυ 1943-

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Τέρι Ίγκλετον

Иглтон, Терри

Тери Игълтън

Тери Игълтън английски литературен теоретик

Террі Іглтон

איגלטון, טרי 1943-

טרי איגלטון

טרי איגלטון סופר בריטי

إيغلتون, تيري 1943-

تری ایگلتون

تری ایگلتون منتقد و نظریه پرداز ادبی اهل بریتانیا

تيري إيجلتون

تيري إيجلتون، 1943-

تيري إيجلتون كاتب وأكاديمي بريطاني

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이글턴, T. 1943-

이글턴, 테리

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イーグルトン, T.

イーグルトン, テリー

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テリー・イーグルトン 1943-

伊格尓顿, 特里

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