This enduring anthology is the only one to encompass the historic sweep of literary criticism — from Plato to the present — in a compact and affordable format.
A collection of classic and modern whole essays and substantial excerpts arranged chronologically to suggest the scope and development of criticism and critical dialogues. Perspectives represented include Lacanian psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, gay studies, and hypertextuality. Headnotes introduce each selection, but this information does not dictate how students should read the selections or suggest how they should be taught. Selections are lightly footnoted. This edition offers 17 new selections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)