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Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader

Terry Eagleton (Editor), Drew Milne (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-18581-9
456 pages
February 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
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Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader is designed to give both students and lecturers a sense of the historical formation of a Marxist literary tradition. A unique compilation of principal texts in that tradition, it offers the reader new ways of reading Marxism, literature, theory, and the social possibilities of writing.
Represented in this reader are: Theodor W. Adorno, Louis Althusser, Aijaz Ahmad, Chida Amuta, Etienne Balibar and Pierre Macherey, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Ernest Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Alex Callinicos, Christopher Caudwell, Terry Eagleton, Friedrich Engels, Lucien Goldmann, Fredric Jameson, V. I. Lenin, George Lukacs, Karl Marx, The Marxist-Feminist Collective, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Leon Trotsky, V. N. Volosinov, Galvano Della Volpe, Alick West, and Raymond Williams.
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Introduction.

Part I: Terry Eagleton.

Part II: Drew Milne.
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Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His works include The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990) Literacy Theory: An Introduction (1983), Walter Benjamin (1981) and Marxism and Literacy Criticism (1976).


Drew Milne is a lecturer in the School of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex.
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  • Eagleton is one of the outstanding literary theorists of our time
  • Addresses the current crisis in Marxist theory
  • Contains classic Marxist texts from Marx to Eagleton and Jameson
  • No other reader combines Marxism and literary theory.
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