This new edition of the classic guide offers a thorough and
accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory. It
provides in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to
literary analysis today: feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism,
reader-response theory, new criticism, structuralism and semiotics,
deconstruction, new historicism, cultural criticism,
lesbian/gay/queer theory, African-American criticism, and
postcolonial criticism. The chapters... more...