A history and critique of the last 200 years of cultural criticism, from Addison and Steele to Barthes and Derrida.
All figures here are subjected to Eagleton's pugnacious wit, scathing critical pen, and brilliant literary investigations.
The first detailed consideration of McKay's formative years, the themes and politics of his early poetry, and his pioneering use of Jamaican creole.
“Short, brilliant, provocative and often entertainingly upbeat.”—New Society
“One of the most illuminating, theoretically informed accounts of popular fiction.”—Terry Eagleton