Books by Terry Eagleton

CULTURE AND THE DEATH OF GOD by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Now that the West is colliding with a resurgent Islam for which God is very much alive, Eagleton's insights are particularly timely."
"Atheism is by no means as easy as it looks," insists prolific author Eagleton (Literature/Univ. of Lancaster; Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
HOW TO READ LITERATURE by Terry Eagleton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 21, 2013

"Perfect for an intro course that features some of the literature the book discusses."
A genial guide to exactly what the title promises, for readers who aren't particularly experienced or critical. Read full book review >
ACROSS THE POND by Terry Eagleton
Released: May 6, 2013

"Meaner would have been funnier; fresher could have been more insightful."
An occasionally illuminating book, but more often an attempt to pass clichés and stereotypes as insight, by a prolific academic whose stabs at humor might play better in his native England. Read full book review >
THE GATEKEEPER by Terry Eagleton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"An endearing reminiscence that effectively relies on actual ideas considered over time rather than confessional feints."
Barbed yet charming memoir by the noted literary critic (The Truth About the Irish, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRISH by Terry Eagleton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Other times Eagleton can be biting, particularly on two favorite fixations of the intelligentsia: the Catholic Church and the legacy of British imperial rule ('English attitudes to the Irish are a bizarre mixture of affection, uneasiness, condescension and hostility')."
A "Devil's Dictionary" of the Emerald Isle, in which Oxford don Eagleton (Heathcliff and the Great Hunger, not reviewed) cheerfully detonates myths left and right about Eire's history, culture, and current condition. Read full book review >