Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory and criticism

The guide consists of 226 alphabetically arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also treats figures who did not explicitly deal with, but who still deeply affected, literature, literary theory, or literary criticism, as well as figures and kinds of inquiry from other fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory and criticism. Each entry includes a selective primary and secondary bibliography, and there is extensive cross-referencing both within and at the conclusion of each entry. The indexes are designed to allow readers to locate substantive discussions of people and topics wherever they occur in the guide. A complete list of entries immediately follows the last guide entry. Given the multiplicity of access points provided - alphabetically arranged entries, ample cross-referencing, bibliographies, indexes - the user should be able to make use of what the guide offers in a variety of ways.

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