The present book provides an introduction to the literary theories which are essential to the proper understanding of English Literature. It covers a wide variety of literary theories including the Structuralist and Poststructuralist theory, the Marxist theory, the Feminist theory, the Postmodern theory and the Postcolonial theory, among others. The book also gives a background to literary theory, and the significance of literary theory in the study of English literature. The book assumes that the readers have no prior knowledge of the subject, and thus presents the content in a simplified and concise way. The book aims primarily at catering to the needs of the students of English literature, however the lucid language and easy-to-follow style makes the book an appealing read for anyone who is interested in the subject.
About the Author
Indrajit Sarkar teaches English Literature at Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College in West Bengal, India. His area of interest is postcolonial theory and literature. He has contributed to various journals.