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Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787699666
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/21/2007
Series: Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Series
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Literary Criticism Series Advisory Board     xiii
Country House Literature
Introduction     1
Representative Works     1
Overviews     2
Major Works     20
Gender and Country House Literature     58
The Big House Motif in Irish Literature     77
Further Reading     117
Fabian Literature
Introduction     118
Representative Works     118
Overviews     119
Shaw and Fabianism     143
Other Major Figures     169
Further Reading     216
McCarthyism and Literature
Introduction     218
Representative Works     219
Overviews     220
Poetry and Fiction in the McCarthy Era     258
Theater in the McCarthy Era     316
Film and Television in the McCarthy Era     351
Further Reading     383
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Author Index     387
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Topic Index     497
TCLC Cumulative Nationality Index     511

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