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Published: Mar 1 2003
Size: 5.50 x 7.50
Michael P. Spikes
Born in Indianola, Mississippi, Michael P. Spikes is a professor of English at Arkansas State University. He has published critical essays in such journals as Mississippi Quarterly, Philosophy and Literature, and Soundings. Spikes's poetry has appeared in many publications, including Mudfish, Chiron Review, American Tanka, and Writer's Journal. The first edition of Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory was published in 1997. Spikes lives in State University, Arkansas.
"This book fills the gap between a dictionary of theoretical terms and an introductory monograph on a particular theorist To be clear and concise about a subject that is murky and disparate is difficult, but Spikes succeeds. Moreover, he contributes new ways of looking at central concepts."—Review of Contemporary Fiction
"College-level students of English and literary theory will find this important to understanding the course of modern American literary criticism."—Bookwatch
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