In the second part in our series of interviews with Marxist critic, literary theorist and philosopher Terry Eagleton, we ask him about his religious upbringing, academic background and approach to writing.
Terry Eagleton is a British literary theorist and is regarded as one of Britain’s most influential living literary critics. His books, which include On Evil, Why Marx Was Right, and the forthcoming The Event of Literature, are breathtakingly candid and refreshingly witty.
In this exclusive interview, Eagleton discusses the impact of his working class Irish Catholic upbringing, his views on religion, his academic training and his approach to writing.
Books by Terry Eagleton are available now from Yale University Press.