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  • Trouble with Strangersby Terry Eagleton

    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...

  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    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...

  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    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...

  • Holy Terrorby Terry Eagleton

    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...

  • Myths of Powerby Terry Eagleton

    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...

  • After Theoryby Terry Eagleton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Literary Theoryby Terry Eagleton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 33.99

    A quarter of a century on from its original publication, Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures thesubversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theorythrough the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challengeto the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface tothis anniversary edition to address more recent... more...

  • How to Read a Poemby Terry Eagleton

    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...