A Twentieth-Century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates

This critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth century literature Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics, the selected extracts provide a literary historical overview of the twentieth century insight into theoretical discussions around the purpose, value and form of literature which dominated the century closer examinaThis critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth century literature Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics, the selected extracts provide a literary historical overview of the twentieth century insight into theoretical discussions around the purpose, value and form of literature which dominated the century closer examination of representative texts from the period, around which key critical issues might be debated.Clearly conveying the excitement generated by twentieth century literary texts and by the provocative critical ideas and arguments that surrounded them, this reader can be used alongside the two volumes of Debating Twentieth Century Literature or as a core text for any module on the literature of the last century.Texts examined in detail include Chekhov s The Cherry Orchard, Mansfield s Short Stories, poetry of the 1930s, Gibbon s Sunset Song, Eliot s Prufrock, Brecht s Galileo, Woolf s Orlando, Okigbo s Selected Poems, du Maurier s Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O Hara, Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep , Puig s Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett s Waiting for Godot, Heaney s New Selected Poems 1966 1987, Gurnah s Paradise and Barker s The Ghost Road.
A Twentieth Century Literature Reader Texts and Debates This critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth century literature Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics the selected extracts provide a literary

  • Title: A Twentieth-Century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates
  • Author: Suman Gupta David R. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780415351713
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Twentieth-Century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates”

    1. This book of extracts and critical essays aims to illuminate and contextualise important twentieth century memes such as classicism, Marxism, feminism and the post-colonial as they were played out in the literature of (and occasionally from outside) the European tradition. The texts are all authentic material - the editors have only added a brief note to introduce each one with minimal commentary, so the reader shouldn't expect to be spoon-fed! This book was written for an Open University course [...]

    2. Useful collection of reference points on several literary aspects - very easy to use, despite some difficult content

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