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The English Novel: An Introduction

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(30 reviews)

Written by one of the world's leading literary theorists, this book provides a wide-ranging, accessible and humorous introduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the present day. • • Covers the works of... See More

£21.99 £25.64 Save 14% Price verified 21 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

After Theory

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(65 reviews)

The golden age of cultural theory (the product of a decade and a half, from 1965 to 1980) is long past. We are living now in its aftermath, in an age which, having grown rich in the insights of thinkers like Althusser... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Materialism

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(70 reviews)

A brilliant introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture In this eye-opening, intellectually stimulating appreciation of a fascinating school of philosophy... See More

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Humour

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(40 reviews)

A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture -- by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the... See More

£9.99 £16.14 Save 38% Price verified 14 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America

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(54 reviews)

An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who "cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells" (Washington Post). Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British, but the English... See More

£6.49 £9.49 Save 32% Price verified 21 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

On Evil

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(55 reviews)

An impassioned argument for the existence of evil from one of the most respected and influential critics of our day In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising... See More

£8.03 £11.39 Save 29% Price verified 8 hours ago
History & Criticism

The Illusions of Postmodernism

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(21 reviews)

In this brilliant critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular... See More

£25.99 Price verified one day ago
Poetry & Drama

Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic

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(13 reviews)

Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical and analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century. • • A major new intellectual... See More

£26.55 Price verified 11 hours ago
Literary Criticism & Theory

Tragedy

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(18 reviews)

A new account of tragedy and its fundamental position in Western culture In this compelling account, eminent literary critic Terry Eagleton explores the nuances of tragedy in Western culture -- from literature and politics... See More

£12.99 £19.00 Save 32% Price verified 12 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics

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(5 reviews)

In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world's greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality... See More

£23.72 Price verified 20 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics

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(5 reviews)

In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world's greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality... See More

£24.99 Price verified 7 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Holy Terror

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(3 reviews)

Holy Terror is a profound and timely investigation of the idea of terror, drawing upon political, philosophical, literary, and theological sources to trace a genealogy from the ancient world to the modern day. Rather than... See More

£8.66 Price verified one day ago
Religion & Spirituality

Culture and the Death of God

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(63 reviews)

How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates in this thought-provoking book the contradictions... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

Culture

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(72 reviews)

One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture's value Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role... See More

£9.99 Price verified 12 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

How to Read Literature

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(230 reviews)

A literary master's entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme... See More

£6.99 Price verified 8 hours ago
Health & Fitness

Hope Without Optimism

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(46 reviews)

In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He... See More

£9.66 Price verified 21 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

The Event of Literature

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(12 reviews)

In this characteristically concise, witty, and lucid book, Terry Eagleton turns his attention to the questions we should ask about literature, but rarely do. What is literature? Can we even speak of "literature" at all? What... See More

£10.44 £12.34 Save 15% Price verified 23 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Radical Sacrifice

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(23 reviews)

A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as... See More

£10.44 Price verified 13 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Why Marx Was Right

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(262 reviews)

One of the foremost Marxist critics of his generation forcefully argues against Marx's irrelevancy "Reading a book by Terry Eagleton is like watching fireworks." -- Dennis O'Brien, Christian Century "[Eagleton is] a witty... See More

£7.49 Price verified 18 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

The Great Philosophers:Marx

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(19 reviews)

'We are free when, like artists, we produce without the goad of physical necessity' Karl Marx For Marx, freedom entailed release from commercial labour. In this highly engaging account, Eagleton outlines the relationship... See More

£1.99 Price verified 2 days ago
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