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Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is professor of cultural theory at the University of Manchester, Britain. His forthcoming book, The Meaning of Life (Oxford), will be published in March.


  • Non-fiction January 25, 2007

    Party Politics

    Dancing in the Streets is a history of outbreaks of collective joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Fiction February 2, 2006

    The Facts

    In Arthur & George, Julian Barnes mixes fact and fiction, linking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with a wrongfully convicted Victorian author.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Non-fiction August 11, 2005

    After Hours

    At Day's Close details everything that went on in the pre-industrial night, from fear to licentiousness.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Just My Imagination

    Russell Jacoby's study of utopian thought is a flawed treasure.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Class October 7, 2004

    Office Politics

    As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

    Terry Eagleton

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  • Human, All Too Human

    Humanism, like democracy, is a word that labors under an excess of meaning. It can mean acknowledging the value of human beings, or denying the existence of God.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Non-fiction February 12, 2004

    Company Man

    The name Shakespeare in Britain is rather like the names Ford, Disney and Rockefeller in the United States. He is less an individual than an institution, less an artist than an apparatus.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Biography November 20, 2003

    Mystic Poet

    Most biographies of literary figures are a wonderful substitute for actually having to read the work.

    Terry Eagleton

  • Autobiography and Memoir August 28, 2003

    The Life of the Party

    Interesting Times is a curiously feeble title for an autobiography, rather as if Noam Chomsky were to write an article called "Could America Do Better?" It carries, of course, the sting

    Terry Eagleton