Interpretation, Deconstruction, and Ideology: An Introduction to Some Current Issues in Literary Theory

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Contents
Introductionix
1 Implication1
2.1 Metaphor in the Text8
2.2 Metaphor in the Language19
3.1 Linguistics and Interpretation26
3.2 'Leda and the Swan': Three Approaches36
4 The Text and the External World47
5.1 Deconstruction and Scepticism60
5.2 Ambiguity and Self-contradiction66
5.3 Free Play77
5.4 Norms for Interpretation83
6.1 Ideology and Opposition94
6.2 Hidden Ideology103
6.3 Marxism and the Dominant Ideology110
6.4 The Moral and the Political121
Notes137
Bibliography154
Index157

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Interpretation, Deconstruction, and Ideology: An Introduction to Some Current Issues in Literary Theory
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • 1 - Implication 1
  • 2.1 - Metaphor in the Text 8
  • 2.2 - Metaphor in the Language 19
  • 3.1 - Linguistics and Interpretation 26
  • 3.2 'Leda and the Swan'; Three Approaches 36
  • 4 - The Text and the External World 46
  • 5.1 - Deconstruction and Scepticism 60
  • 5.2 - Ambiguity and Self-Contradiction 66
  • 5.3 - Free Play 77
  • 5.4 - Norms for Interpretation 83
  • 6.1 - Ideology and Opposition 94
  • 6.2 - Hidden Ideology 103
  • 6.3 - Marxism and the Dominant Ideology 110
  • 6.4 - The Moral and the Political 121
  • Notes 137
  • Bibliography 154
  • Index 157
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