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Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General ...more
Paperback, 8th, 1200 pages
Published December 22nd 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published December 1999)
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Emily
Dec 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: school-books, own
Things read in this: (this is more for my own personal record keeping)
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Poetry
Down by the Salley Gardens by William Butler Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats
September 1913 by William Butler Yeats (favorite)
Easter 1916 by William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot (favorite)
Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith (this one is probably my favorite out of anything)
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Rachel Earling-Hopson
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great anthology of 20th-century writing. If you are not a fan of poetry, this book may not for you. It is a great book for poetry lovers and reading this really piqued my interest to learn about these amazing authors. A great read. I will keep going back to more essays as well.
Emily
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emily by: McLean
Shelves: classics, poems
This anthology has many different authors which I had never previously heard of before. I feel this anthology is harder to bring together since some of these authors are still currently developing their works and their lasting impact is harder to foresee. Some of my favorite authors in this collection are Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Stevie Smith, W. H. Auden, Harold Pinter, Carol Ann Duffy, Tom Stoppard ...more
Rachel
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good stuff. Has a lot of good modern artists and what the heck is going on with art these days.
Robin
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: at-home, school
I like this series of textbooks. Each section has a clear, concise introduction to different aspects of that theme. It provides brief, informative biographies on each author. It includes a wide variety of authors and poets to choose from. There is no way you could cover everything in this book in one semester. It has wonderful footnotes to help clarify archaic words and phrases as well. All this is presented without any kind of opinion or critique, leaving the passages open for debate or persona ...more
Phillip
Love. Love for the Norton Anthologies. And I'm a 20th and 21st century scholar, so this anthology can come play in my sandbox anytime.

One thing I'm not 100% pleased with (though I understand the reason for this) is that there's relatively little postmodern lit. Don't misunderstand, I'm not unhappy that there's so much postcolonial lit in the post-WWII section, but I want to see more postmodernism alongside it. That being said, Stoppard's Arcadia is an amazing play and I love that it'
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Hope
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-college
Read: "Introduction to the 20th Century and After", "The Other Boat", "Modern Fiction", "Odour of Chrysanthemums", "The Prophet's Hair", "Except from Enduring Love", "Songs to Joannes", "Among School Children", "Journey of the Magi", "Musee des Beaux Arts", "Digging", "The Lost Land", "Mrs. Lazarus"
Ijorabi
Jul 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: textbooks
Includes a wide variety of prose, poetry, and history. An excellent introduction to English literature.
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3.5 stars, read for university.
Ryan
Sep 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
The third in a series of anthologies taught in Brit Lit at Alma.
Kristina
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Textbook for my Modern British Literature class. Lots of good readings in here.
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Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read some of the literature for my class on the Birth of the Modern Age
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Meyer Howard Abrams is an American literary critic, known for works on Romanticism, in particular his book The Mirror and the Lamp. In a powerful contrast, Abrams shows that until the Romantics, literature was usually understood as a mirror, reflecting the real world, in some kind of mimesis; but for the Romantics, writing was more like a lamp: the light of the writer's inner soul spilled out to illumi ...more