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Terry Eagleton

Terence Francis Eagleton FBA (born 22 February 1943) is a British literary theorist and critic, who is regarded as one of the United Kingdom's most influential living literary critics. Eagleton is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, and as a former Visiting Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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