Foreword Part I. Formal criticism - structural and rhetorical analysis - 'New criticism' - literary techniques and conventions Part II. Literary History - history of ideas Part III. Criticism of literature in its social and political contexts - Marxist criticism - cultural history and analysis Part IV. Myth criticism - archetypes and the collective unconscious Part V. Psycho-analytical approaches Part VI. Prescriptive criticism - credos and manifesoes
David Lodge is an English author and literary critic, previously Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham until 1987.