© 1997

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

A Reader

  • Editors
  • K. M. Newton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Russian Formalism and Prague Structuralism

  3. The New Criticism and Leavisian Criticism

  4. Hermeneutics

  5. Linguistic Criticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-71

About this book


A thoroughly revised edition of this successful undergraduate introduction to literary theory, this text includes core pieces by leading theorists from Russian Formalists to Postmodernist and Post-colonial critics. An ideal teaching resource, with helpful introductory notes to each chapter.


Gérard Genette Hans-Georg Gadamer Jacques Derrida literary theory New Criticism New Historicism Paul Ricoeur poetry realism structuralism structure

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Twentieth-Century Literary Theory
  • Book Subtitle A Reader
  • Authors K.M. Newton
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67741-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-67742-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25934-2
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Literary Theory
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