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Eagleton, Terry 1943-

Works: 334 works in 2,042 publications in 27 languages and 55,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, zxx, ed, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Other
Classifications: PN94, 801.95
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Literary theory : an introduction by Terry Eagleton( Book )

259 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 3,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic work is designed to cover all of the major movements in literary studies in this century. Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment, Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought. The second edition contains a major new survey chapter that addresses developments in cultural theory since the book's original publication in 1983, including feminist theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism."--Jacket
Marxism and literary criticism by Terry Eagleton( Book )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,658 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
The event of literature by Terry Eagleton( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,396 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
The meaning of life by Terry Eagleton( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,367 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."--Jacket
The illusions of postmodernism by Terry Eagleton( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,360 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
Shakespeare and society; critical studies in Shakespearean drama by Terry Eagleton( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and ideology : a study in Marxist literary theory by Terry Eagleton( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 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
Ideology : an introduction by Terry Eagleton( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a book designed both for newcomers to the topic and for those already familiar with the debates, Terry Eagleton unravels the many different meanings of ideology, and charts the history of the concept from the Enlightenment to postmodernism
The ideology of the aesthetic by Terry Eagleton( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On evil by Terry Eagleton( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defence of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artefact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world
The function of criticism : from the Spectator to post-structuralism by Terry Eagleton( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of culture by Terry Eagleton( Book )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,112 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
Reason, faith, & revolution : reflections on the God debate by Terry Eagleton( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 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
Why Marx was right by Terry Eagleton( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,095 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
After theory by Terry Eagleton( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anyone forced to wrestle with the likes of Derrida, Barthes, and Kristeva during their college days, Terry Eagleton needs no introduction. His primer on literary theory was (and remains) an indispensable guide to the postmodern era in the humanities. Now he argues that the age of cultural theory has come to a close - and looks at what should follow. Tracing the rise and fall of postmodern ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, Eagleton explores the factors that brought them to the forefront, and with characteristic wit, offers a candid assessment of the resultant gains and losses." "As After Theory argues, rather than shy away from big questions and grand narratives, today's global political situation demands we pay attention to a range of topics that have largely gone ignored by the academy and public alike - from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics, being to non-being."--Jacket
Holy terror by Terry Eagleton( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 955 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
Nationalism, colonialism, and literature by Terry Eagleton( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 884 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
Scholars & rebels in nineteenth-century Ireland by Terry Eagleton( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terry Eagleton's book provides a novel account of Ireland's neglected 'national' intellectuals. This extraordinary group, including such figures as Oscar Wilde's father William Wilde, Charles Lever, Samuel Ferguson, Isaac Butt and Sheridan Le Fanu, was a kind of Irish version of 'Bloomsbury' (they were doctors, lawyers, economists, writers and amateurs, rather than academics). Their work, much of it published in the pages of the Dublin University Magazine, was deeply caught up in networks of kinship, shared cultural interests, and intersecting biographies in the outsized village of nineteenth-century Dublin. Eagleton explores the preoccupations of this remarkable community, in all its fascinating ferment and diversity, through the lens of Antonio Gramsci's definitions of 'traditional' and 'organic' intellectuals, and maps the nature of its relation to the young Ireland movement, combining his account with some reflections on intellectual work in general and its place in political life."--Jacket
God and evil in the theology of St Thomas Aquinas by Herbert McCabe( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert McCabe was one of the most original and creative theologians of recent years. Continuum has published numerous volumes of unpublished typescripts left behind by him following his untimely death in 2001. This book is the sixth to appear. McCabe was deeply immersed in the philosophical theology of St Thomas Aquinas and was responsible in part for the notable revival of interest in the thought of Aquinas in our time. Here he 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. McCabe's approach to God and evil is refreshingly unconventional given much that has been said about it of late. Yet it is also very traditional. It will interest and inform anyone seriously interested in the topic
The gatekeeper : a memoir by Terry Eagleton( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford professor, best-selling author, preeminent literary critic, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, Terry Eagleton knows all about the claims of competing worlds. One of his earliest roles growing up Catholic in Protestant England was as "the gatekeeper"--The altar boy who at reverend mother's nod literally closed the door on young women taking the veil, separating the sanctity of the convent from earthly temptations and family obligations. Often scathingly funny, frequently tender, and always completely engaging, The Gatekeeper is Eagleton's memoirs, his deep-etched portraits of those who influenced him, either by example or by contrast: his father, headmasters, priests, and Cambridge dons. He was a shy, bookish, asthmatic boy keenly aware of social inferiority yet determined to make his intellectual way. "Our aim in life," he writes of his working-class, Irish-immigrant-descended family, "was to have the words 'We Were No Trouble' inscribed on our tombstones." But Eagleton knew trouble was the point of it all. Opening doors sometimes meant rattling the knobs. At both Cambridge and Oxford, he gravitated toward dialectics and mavericks, countering braying effeteness with withering if dogmatic dissections of the class system. The Gatekeeper mixes the soberly serious with the downright hilarious, skewer-sharp satire with unashamed fondness, the personal with the political. Most of it all it reveals a young man learning to reconcile differences and oppositions: a double-edged portrait of the intellectual as a young man
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Eagleton, T. 1943-

Eagleton, T. F. 1943-

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

Eagleton, Terence

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Eagleton, Terence Francis

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Ēgkleton, Teri 1943-

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Igŭltŭn, Teri 1943-

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Terry Eagleton britischer Literaturtheoretiker

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Τέρι Ίγκλετον

Иглтон, Терри

Тери Игълтън

איגלטון, טרי 1943-

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إيغلتون، تيري، 1943-

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伊格尔顿, 特里 1943-


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Marxism and literary criticismThe meaning of lifeThe illusions of postmodernismCriticism and ideology : a study in Marxist literary theoryIdeology : an introductionThe ideology of the aestheticOn evilThe function of criticism : from the Spectator to post-structuralism