"This anthology reverses the trend toward bigger, bulkier collections without sacrificing the coverage and selections needed for a responsible theory course. The selections are thoughtfully chosen, artfully focused, and reflect the scope of contemporary theory today."
--Steven J. Venturino, Loyola University Chicago
would make a welcome addition to anyone's bookshelf. I know from experience that Robert Dale Parker's How to Interpret Literature
has been incredibly helpful to my theory students. He makes sense of difficult theoretical positions, and he's an enjoyable read. Parker is acutely aware of the many difficulties of assembling such an anthology and he has put a great deal of thought into the choices he has made, both in regard to his selections and his organization--it is fresh and new, but not unfamiliar."
--David Ben-Merre, Buffalo State College
About the Author
Robert Dale Parker
is James M. Benson Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.