"No other guide to theory combines Fry's authority and range with the accessibility and engaging, often humorous manner in which the reader is addressed; none connects the development of theory so tellingly with philosophy and history; none teases out the connections and divergences between and among theorists with such deft skill; and none moves so confidently between lucid summary of very challenging theoretical ideas and closely probing readings of particularly revealing passages in the theorists under discussion. The result is a book that, with its own unfolding narrative and infectiously conveyed urge to connect and to explain, is a genuine and intense pleasure to read."--Richard Jacobs, Principal Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Brighton
About the Author
Paul H. Fry is William Lampson Professor of English, Yale University. Among his previous books is Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are, published by Yale University Press. He lives in New Haven, CT.