9780787659424

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787659424

  • ISBN10:

    0787659428

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Summary

This highly useful series presents substantial excerpts from the best criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers, including novelists, poets, playwrights and literary theorists, of 1900 to 1999 -- the era most frequently studied in high schools. Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author. A typical excerpt is prefaced by an annotation that explains the critic's reputation and critical philosophy and providing a synopsis of the excerpt. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Every fourth volume is a Topics volume covering major literary movements, trends and other topics. Volumes include author, nationality, topic and title indexes; a cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Literary Criticism Series Advisory Board xiii
Gaston Bachelard 1884-1962 French philosopher and literary critic
1(105)
Jean Genet 1910-1986 French playwright, novelist, and poet
106(144)
George Orwell 1903-1950 English essayist, critic, novelist, and journalist; special entry by W. Scott Lucas of the University of Birmingham
250(65)
Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 English novelist, essayist, and diarist; special entry written
315(76)
Philip Tew
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Author Index 391(90)
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Topic Index 481(10)
TCLC Cumulative Nationality Index 491(6)
TCLC-128 Title Index 497

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