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European Writers: 20th Century

European Writers: 20th Century

by George Stade

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Gr 9 Up-These 68 essays about the authors and themes most studied by today's college undergrads and high school students have been culled from the 14-volume definitive compendium of ``European Writers'' (Scribners). Essays average 26 pages of biography and criticism written in an entertaining and scholarly style. Among the authors covered are Mann, Garca Lorca, Brecht, Andersen, Balzac, Freud, Grass, de Beauvoir, Colette, and Sand. The inclusion of information on the Arthurian legend, medieval drama and satire, Norse sagas, and the Renaissance makes this almost a short course in comparative literature-and, since the essays are excellent reading, a most palatable one. At the end of each signed entry is a selected bibliography of editions of works in the author's native language, available translations, and other biographical and critical studies. This set's readability, scholarship, and curriculum orientation recommend it for purchase by all high schools and colleges, as well as public libraries that do not have the original.-Marjorie Lewis, Heathcote School, Scarsdale, NY
**** BCL3 cites the Middle Ages subject. The second of four volumes to be published on the 20th century, the final subset of the series, which is slated to be completed in 1990. Biographical and critical essays (with bibliographies) are arranged chronologically by the writers' birth date. This volume begins with Pio Baroja (1872-1956) and ends with Franz Kafka (1883-1924), covering a total of 22 writers. A comprehensive index will appear as the series' last volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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