© 2004

Terry Eagleton

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  • The first booklength account of the work of the leading marxist cultural theorist of our time
    Provides discussions of Eagleton's marxism, his engagements with postmodernism and psychoanalysis, and his interventions in Irish Studies
    Features analysis of the theorists critical treatment of Wuthering Heights, The Merchant of Venice, Yeats and Oscar Wilde

Part of the transitions book series (TRANSs)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David Alderson
    Pages 1-8
  3. David Alderson
    Pages 9-60
  4. David Alderson
    Pages 61-98
  5. David Alderson
    Pages 99-141
  6. David Alderson
    Pages 142-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 162-179

About this book


Terry Eagleton is the foremost Marxist cultural theorist of our time. In the first book-length study of this highly influential figure, David Alderson provides detailed discussions of Eagleton's Marxism and his engagements with postmodernism, as well as an evaluation of his interventions in Irish Studies.

Each of the chapters in this important intervention in current theoretical debates offers accessible contextualization of the key issues and provides detailed analyses of Eagleton's literary criticism. Alderson shows that the complex relations between nature, culture and ideology, body, subjectivity and authority are at the heart of Eagleton's ethical and political concerns. He goes on to demonstrate that these relations inform the theorist's critical examinations of such literary works as Wuthering Heights and The Merchant of Venice, and his treatment of W. B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde.


culture English studies postmodernism time

About the authors

DAVID ALDERSON is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester.

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