By John Sutherland, Jenny Stringer
Oxford partners are identified for his or her authority, comprehensiveness, and browsability--"the most sensible reference books within the language," in keeping with Harper's. maybe the main famous significant other of all has been The Oxford significant other to English Literature, now in its revised 5th version. however the literary canon isn't static, and sleek literature in all of its richness calls for a extra complete better half to hide the wealth of latest writing crafted in our language: The Oxford significant other to Twentieth-Century Literature in English. This particular new reference booklet to English-language writers and writing during the current century, in all significant genres and from everywhere in the global, covers the gamut from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, and James Joyce to Amy Tan.
The survivors of the Victorian age featured in The Oxford significant other to Twentieth-Century Literature in English--writers corresponding to Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, and Henry James--could infrequently have imagined how richly different "Literature in English" could develop into by means of the tip of the century. Fiction, performs, poetry, and an entire diversity of non-fictional writing are celebrated during this informative, readable, and catholic reference ebook, consisting of entries on literary activities, periodicals, and over four hundred person works, in addition to articles on a few 2,300 authors.
the entire nice literary figures are integrated, no matter if American or Australian, British, Irish, or Indian, African or Canadian or Caribbean--among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Wharton, Patrick White, T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Wole Soyinka, Sylvia Plath--as good as a wealth of much less evidently canonical writers, from Anaïs Nin to L. M. Montgomery, Bob Dylan to Terry Pratchett. The booklet comes correct brand new with modern figures resembling Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, and so forth. name entries variety from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; themes from indignant younger males, Bestsellers, and urban Poetry to cleaning soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns.
A vigorous advent through John Sutherland highlights a few of the and occasionally contradictory canons that experience emerged over the century, and the more and more foreign resources of writing in English which the better half files. Catering for all literary tastes, this can be the main entire single-volume consultant to trendy (and postmodern) literature.
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