The most comprehensive anthology of theory and criticism, now up-to-date and global.
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is the gold standard for anyone who wishes to understand the development and current state of literary theory. Offering 185 pieces (31 of them new) by 148 authors (18 of them new), The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Second Edition, is more comprehensive, and more varied, in its selection than any other anthology. New selections from non-western theory and a thoroughly updated twentieth century selection make the book even more diverse and authoritative.
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Second Edition, includes all the features that make a Norton a Norton. Carefully edited selections provide students and instructors with the most fundamental and most readable segments of the works from which they come. Extensive headnotes and abundant annotations bring even the most complicated texts into clear focus. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism features the most thorough bibliography of the subject available in any venue, and a full-fledged ‘subject’ index that makes the connections among ideas and texts explicit.