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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2C: The Twentieth Century (2nd Edition)

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Longman Anthology of British Literature , Volume 2c (2nd, 03) by Damrosch, David - Dettmar, Kevin - Wicke, Jennifer [Paperback (2002)]
Paperback, 1040 pages
Published August 22nd 2002 by Longman (first published 2002)
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Kristi
A wonderful anthology! I thought the wide array of selections were great and informative! I especially liked the "responses to" section after most of the major works. Dettmar and Wicke do a wonderful job of introducing not only the authors and their own personal background, but also the cultural context surrounding the time period. This helped me place each text in a cultural context as well as analyze the different societal factors that played a role in the work.

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The Longman Anthology of British Literature, 2C / 0-321-10580-X

This anthology belongs to the three-volume set of The Longman Anthology of British Literature (Volumes 2A, 2B, 2C). Each volume contains gorgeous color plates of contemporary artwork and portraits. The authors are arranged not only by the dates they represent, but also by the causes that they provide perspective on. This arrangement makes the literary selections more meaningful when read as a group, and provides a great deal of insig
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Ms.Wietecha
A wonderful anthology! I thought the wide array of selections were great and informative! I especially liked the "responses to" section after most of the major works. Dettmar and Wicke do a wonderful job of introducing not only the authors and their own personal background, but also the cultural context surrounding the time period. This helped me place each text in a cultural context as well as analyze the different societal factors that played a role in the work.

A wonderful overview of 20th Ce
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I can't resist picking up the random anthologies professors put out on the "free books" tables in the departments!
Megan
*3.5*

The modernists are quite the interesting group of people.
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A past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, David Damrosch has written widely on comparative and world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include The Narrative Covenant: Transformations of Genre in the Growth of Biblical Literature (1987), We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University (1995), What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Los ...more
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