Vincent B. Leitch ; William E. Cain ; Laurie A. Finke; John McGowan
W.W. Norton & Company
This definitive collection is essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of literary theory as well as its contemporary status. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is the most complete and diverse collection of essays available in any anthology because it contains 191 pieces written by 157 different authors. The book is not only the best overview of the history of theory, but it is also a surprisingly up-to-date depiction of the condition of theory now thanks to the inclusion of forty-eight NEW selections. The majority of the selections focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.