The fourth edition of the bestsellingLiterary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practiceshowcases various schools of 20th century criticism in historical and philosophical contexts. New features include: A new chapter on queer theory. Every chapter has been revised with new introductions with appropriate new critical vocabulary, critical terms, further readings sections, and web sites. New student essays Structuralism and Deconstruction have been combined into one section to make the material clearer and more streamlined. The addition of Plotinus, Giovanni Boccaccio, Joseph Addison, Percy Pysshe Shelley, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Pick a Penguin Program* We offer select Penguin Putnam titles at a substantial discount to your students when you request a special package of one or more Penguin titles with this text. Please contact your local Prentice Hall Sales Representative for more information.Bressler, Charles E. is the author of 'Literary Criticism An Introduction to Theory and Practice', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131534483 and ISBN 0131534483.