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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 18.95
Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.95
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. Is there an answer? Is it up to us? Or is the question a bogus one? Terry Eagleton takes a witty, stimulating look at this most compelling of questions - and proposes his own answer. - ;'Philosophers have an infuriating habit of analysing questions rather than answering them', writes Terry Eagleton,... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95
In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world’s greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton examines key ethical theories through the framework of Jacques Lacan’s categories of the Imaginary,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 23.99
This short but profound study sets the idea and ideology of 'terror' in a richly historical, metaphysical, theological, and literary context. Terry Eagleton traces a genealogy from ancient rites and rituals, as notably articulated in classical drama, through medieval theology and the eighteenth-century sublime, to the Freudian unconscious.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 34.00
Myths of Power - Anniversary Edition sets out to interpret the fiction of the Brontė sisters in light of a Marxist analysis of the historical conditions in which it was produced. Its aim is not merely to relate literary facts, but by a close critical examination of the novels, to find in them a significant structure of ideas and values which related... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
The golden age of cultural theory (the product of a decade and a half, from 1965 to 1980) is long past. We are living now in its aftermath, in an age which, having grown rich in the insights of thinkers like Althusser, Barthes and Derrida, has also moved beyond them. What kind of new, fresh thinking does this new era demand? Eagleton concludes that... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 96.95
Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. Takes a wide range of poems... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
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... more...