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Patch Carr from Richmond, Virginia is reading The Help November 19, 2011 - 9:56am

A friend gifted me a copy of Literary Theory: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton.  It reminds me of reading for IB Philosophy in high school.  It requires more studying than casual reading.  Has anyone read it and if so was it ultimately a valuable experience?

Also, I am going to photoshop this picture of Edmund Husserl and give him some hipster clothes.  

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading November 19, 2011 - 10:58am

I read it as an undergraduate. It was helpful. Eagleton is prolific and a lot of his stuff I find less interesting than it promises to be. Trouble With Strangers is one that I really enjoyed. His book On Evil is, at least, worth reading.

The Introduction, though, really is valuable. As a very general overview, that is. Critical theory is fascinating.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 19, 2011 - 11:27am

Hmm... I remember that one. I remember it was not too nice to postmodernism.