By John Sutherland, Jenny Stringer
Oxford partners are recognized for his or her authority, comprehensiveness, and browsability--"the most sensible reference books within the language," in keeping with Harper's. possibly the main recognized better half of all has been The Oxford better half 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 accomplished spouse to hide the wealth of up to date writing crafted in our language: The Oxford spouse to Twentieth-Century Literature in English. This designated new reference e-book to English-language writers and writing during the current century, in all significant genres and from all over the international, 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 spouse to Twentieth-Century Literature in English--writers equivalent to Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, and Henry James--could not often have imagined how richly diversified "Literature in English" may turn into by way of the top of the century. Fiction, performs, poetry, and a complete diversity of non-fictional writing are celebrated during this informative, readable, and catholic reference publication, together with 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, even 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 ebook comes correct brand new with modern figures equivalent to Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, etc. identify entries diversity from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; themes from offended younger males, Bestsellers, and urban Poetry to cleaning soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns.
A energetic advent by way of John Sutherland highlights a few of the and occasionally contradictory canons that experience emerged over the century, and the more and more overseas resources of writing in English which the better half files. Catering for all literary tastes, this is often the main accomplished single-volume consultant to fashionable (and postmodern) literature.