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Some of Eagleton is really very good and his writing is often enjoyable to read . Not the case here. The book drags at the beginning and gets more sluggish as he goes on. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Farrell
Terence Francis Eagleton (1943 - ) is a British literary theorist widely regarded as Britain's most influential living literary critic. Read morePublished 7 months ago by john messerly
Readable, yet thought-provoking and, most importantly of all, erudite. Eagleton put into words my basic questions that I've had all my life, plus added nuance and depth to them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sara Atkins
Of the many subjects covered in the Oxford University Press "Very Short Introductions" series, few can be as diffuse and difficult to understand as "The Meaning of Life" as... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robin Friedman
The book consists of basically two sections:
The meaning of meaning
and the Meaning of asking what this is all about.
I found it basically useless.
I wanted to like this book. However, I agree with the review stating that a more apt title would be "The Meaning of Meaning". Read morePublished 22 months ago by kmn
The book is short, 175 pages. So, one would think that the author would get on with it and get to the point attempting to be made. You'd be as mistaken as I. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by John Sterner
Contrary to some reviewers, I found this book interesting and enlightening. But is suffers from serious biases concerning human beings and disturbing visions of desired... Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Yehezkel Dror
Other reviewers have made excellent presentations of the book's main theses, so I won't elaborate on this. I'll just digress a bit. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Arvan Harvat