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Modern Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice (In 2 Volumes)

 
N.D.R. Chandra (Author)
Synopsis The volume offers a systematic and comprehensive account of both crosscultural modern literary schools of criticism and theoretical practices. It embraces a spectrum of critical writings which trains the students of literature not only in understanding the theories but also in familiarizing them as to how they can use the particular theory as a tool in an analysis of a work of art. The contributors have also made an attempt to fill in the gap between theory and practice which would facilitate the readers in objectifying the interpretation to literature and developing their critical competence. The volume provides a variety of ways to interpret a piece of literature ranging from modernism, existentialism, Nihilism, socio-historical, Marxist, psychological, archetypal and myth criticism. Formalism, structuralism, linguistic criticism, semiotics and stylistics. The later part of the book takes a wider view of areas emerging in the field of literary criticism such as comparative literature, comparative aesthetics, cultural studies, translation, film and fiction studies.
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About the author

N.D.R. Chandra

Dr. N.D.R. Chandra is Professor in the Department of English, Nagaland Central University, Kohima. He obtained his M.A. in English Literature from Pt. Ravishankar University, Raipur; P.G.D.T.E. From C.I.E.F.L. Hyderabad; M. Phil. from Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar and Ph.D. from G.G.D. Universitym Bilaspur. He is an elected member of the Governing Council of Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad, and is an Associate of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He has published several research papers on English Language Teaching and Literary Theory and Criticism. He has authored Literary Theory and the New Critics, Literary Terms in Poetry. Literary Terms in Drama, Theatre & Cinema and Literary Terms in Fiction and Prose (Trio with Dr. A.J. Sebastian). He has edited Modern Literary Criticism: Theory & Practice (Vol. I & II), Contemporary Literary Criticism: Theory & Practice (Vol. I & II), Modern Indianj Writinjg in English: Critical Perceptions, Chhattisgarh Towards the Path of Development and The Flow of Soul.

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Title Modern Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172731183
length xxxiv+272p., xxxiv+273-609p., Illustrations; 23cm