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A dense yet engaging read. Eagleton's polemics are witty and imaginative and his critique of cultural theory is highly insightful.Published 3 months ago by Maintenance
As with all the Terry Eagleton books I've read, this one tackles some difficult and complex topics with refreshingly jargon-free language. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by K. Bunker
Being a theorist - cultural, literary, or anything else - could be intimidating if you're doing it after the impressively productive years of the `60s and `70s. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by A Certain Bibliophile
When I first read Eagleton's Literary Theory, I thought he was brilliant: knowledgeable and witty. This book has occasional flashes of insight, but is marred by, among other... Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by S. A. Labbe
I suspect that the title of Terry Eagleton's After Theory is intentionally uncertain. The book is readable, interesting, insightful, just like Eagleton's numerous other... Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by not a natural
Terry Eagleton is clearly bitter. Bitter about the status of America in the global community, bitter that his beloved Marxist dogma has been relegated to the rubbish bin of... Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by Wolfsegg
Terry Eagleton, who introduced a generation of students to deconstructionism and postmodern theory (also called "theory"), now laments the state of the movement he once heralded. Read morePublished on June 3, 2006 by Douglas Groothuis
I have recently read this book, and I have to say that I'm less than impressed with it. When I started it, I was pleased and relieved that it was so easy to read and entertaining,... Read morePublished on March 7, 2005 by Amazon Customer
While Eagleton seems to dismiss theory just because the revolution it might have envisaged actually did not happen (as if a few philosophical works could have been enough to cause... Read morePublished on February 14, 2005 by Lucretius Borges