The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jul 19, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages

Deconstruction and Critical Theory

- Surveys the main schools and theorists of Deconstruction
- Establishes their philosophical roots
- Traces their intellectual development
- Analyses their contribution to the understanding of literature and ideology
- Compares their critical value
- Explores the critical reaction to Deconstruction and its limitations

This is the ideal text for students who wish to understand how and why Deconstruction has become the dominant tool of the humanities.

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About the author (2005)

Peter V. Zima is Professor of General and Comparative Literature and Director of the Institute of General and Comparative Literature at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

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