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Advantages: Made me realise the madness of literary theory
Disadvantages: I'm not sure he realised

Peter Barry deserves a lot of credit. I was walking along thinking that critical theory is a valid field of enquiry ("it's about how we think about culture, and is of profound importance to just about everything!"). I didn't think much more about it. Unti ...

bigbtommy 11.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning Theory (A Workbook and Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory) - Peter Barry

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It could be a lifesaver

Advantages: Thorough, detailed, easy to understand
Disadvantages: Doesn't go far enough

This book was recomended to me by an English teacher when I was trying to decide whether to do an English degree. I have since thanked that teacher a thousand times in my head as Peter Barry's book has bailed me out whenever the study has seemed too hard. ...

swarden 12.01.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning Theory (A Workbook and Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory) - Peter Barry

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Life-saving!

Advantages: Great beginning to the topics
Disadvantages: none

This book is a fabulous introduction to the can of worms which is Literary Theory! It was an absolute life-saver. Each theoreticsl discipline is set out neatly in short digestable sections. Each has a lttle about the history of the theories, major wri ...

sidneyb79 02.03.2007 · Read full review
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A practise review I shouldn't have published!

Advantages: I learned how to use Ciao
Disadvantages: I probably broke some rules without realising!!!

Removed - this was my first "practise" attempt at writing a review on ciao, so I didn't really know what I was doing! Apologies if I shouldn't have published this a year ago, I was just learning about ciao and how it works. Lorem ipsum ...

monkeybelly 23.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Beginning Theory (A Workbook and Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory) - Peter Barry

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"Have you seen a purple cow?!"

Advantages: Great light reading
Disadvantages: Very big book (so also quite heavy reading!)

...came across this book whilst browsing on Amazon, and once I had read a little about it, I just had to have it. The list price is £24.95, but Amazon charge only £16.46, and there are many copies available new and used for as little as £13.00, I have just ...

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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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