Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Series

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  • 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 provides 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.


Features and Benefits

  • Volumes include author, nationality, topic, and title indexes.
  • A cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately.