ISBN 9780797496439
Pages 254
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Tintinnabulation of Literary Theory

Traversing Genres to Contemporary Experience

by Andrew Nyongesa

There can never be literary growth in the contemporary world which is devoid of literary criticism, this is the backbone of literary theory. Literature is no longer a mere narration of stories, and prudent literary writers know that great literature is based on theoretical frameworks which give their works an edge in the intellectual world. In this book, Tintinnabulation of Literary Theory: Traversing Genres to Contemporary Experience, Andrew Nyongesa demonstrates how five theoretical frameworks, namely: Marxism, Feminism, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Stylistic are applied to genres of literature. The last chapter shows how theory has moved away from the lecture hall to real life experience. The book is a practical guide to university students and tutors of literature in their undying desire to embrace Literary Criticism.

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About the Author

Andrew Nyongesa

Andrew Nyongesa is a Kenyan novelist and teacher with great passion for English language and literature. Some of his published works are Worms in the Lounge (2012), The Rise of Rodedom (2013) and The Endless Battle (2016); all of which spin around postcolonial theory - the struggle of the underdog to subvert the values of the dominant group.

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