Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338835 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745338842 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Marxist Literary Criticism Today

Barbara Foley

Marxist Literary Criticism Today

Barbara Foley

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338835 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745338842 Published March 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In the first introduction to Marxist literary criticism in decades, Barbara Foley argues that Marxism continues to offer the best framework for exploring the relationship between literature and society. She lays out in clear terms the principal aspects of Marxist methodology—historical materialism, political economy, and ideology critique—as well as key debates about the nature of literature and the goals of literary criticism and pedagogy. Examining a wide range of texts through the empowering lens of Marxism—from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, from Frederick Douglass’s ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ to Annie Proulx’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’—Foley provides a clear and compelling textbook of Marxist literary criticism.

Review Quotes
Richard Ohmann, Wesleyan University
“Foley deftly sketches the lineaments of traditional Marxism, then some main interests of traditional criticism, and then shows in readings of literary texts what depth of insight comes from conjoining the two traditions. I warmly recommend this book especially for those who want to change the world as well as interpret it.”

 
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