Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism assembles critical responses to the works of 20TH-Century authors of all sorts-novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres-from every region of the world. Each of the more than 240 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers or other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume; many include an author portrait. The series currently covers nearly 600 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Student's writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the 20th Century will find this a highly useful resource.
Feature & Benefits
- Entries in this volume include: Lafcadio Hearn, 1850-1904, Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, and Stephen Leacock, 1869-1944.
- Cumulative author, topic, and nationality indexes in each volume.
- Volume-specific title index in each volume (except topic volumes).
- Cumulative title index to the entire series is available separately.
Each volume of TCLC features reprinted criticism and reviews on a set of noted authors and topics.