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  • An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory: Fourth Edition
  • By: Peter Barry
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Beginning Theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer listeners the best single-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. 

Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Beginning Theory allows listeners to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated to include a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject ('Theory after "Theory"') which maps the arrival of new "isms" since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Peter Barry (P)2021 Manchester University Press

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Excellent primer

Engaging and thoughtful, the only drawback is the lack of a pdf with references - this should be standard with any non-fiction audiobook, but unfortunately isn't.
If only more books of this kind were available in audio...

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