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In Search of Authority - Third Edition


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Educated at Queen's University, Oxford University, and the University of Nancy, France, Stephen Bonnycastle is Professor of English at the Royal Military College of Canada. He was president of the Association for Bibliotherapy in Canada in 1995, and in 2005 won his university's award for teaching excellence. In Search of Authority has been translated into Chinese.


"In Search of Authority is the best discussion I know for giving our students a theoretical framework in which to think. The study questions, new to this edition, go right to the heart of key issues." -- Jeffrey R. Smitten, Utah State University

"The appeal of this book, and its distinctiveness, lie in the genuinely reader-friendly nature of the author's arguments and style." -- TLS

"Finally, a literary theory primer with a mind of its own, a language that's accessible, and a voice that's engaging!" -- Fred Gardaphe, Columbia College, Chicago

"Bonnycastle's fluid commentary and consistently generous understanding make this an excellent introduction to literary theory." -- Terry Goldie, York University

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