Review: Longman Anthology of British Literature, 2C

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 insight on pertinent issues which influenced the authors' writings. This arrangement does mean, however, that many selections are scattered throughout the work, so if you wish to read all the selections by a specific author, then you will have to wade through the index to find the three or four places where their writings are located.

The authors represented in this volume are:
- Auden, W.H.
- Beckett, Samuel
- Boland, Eavan
- Bowen, Elizabeth
- Brooke, Rupert
- Carter, Angela
- Churchill, Caryl
- Churchill, Sir Winston
- Collins, Michael
- Conrad, Joseph
- Dhomhnaill, Nuala Ni
- Eliot, T.S.
- Gordimer, Nadine
- Graves, Robert
- Greene, Graham
- Gunn, Thom
- Hardy, Thomas
- Heaney, Seamus
- Hughes, Ted
- Jones, David
- Joyce, James
- Kelman, James
- Larkin, Philip
- Lawrence, D.H.
- Mansfield, Katherine
- Muldoon, Paul
- Naipaul, V.S.
- Parnell, Charles Stewart
- Plath, Slyvia
- Orwell, George
- Owen, Wilfred
- Rhys, Jean
- Rosenberg, Isaac
- Rushdie, Salman
- Sackville-West, Vita
- Sassoon, Siegfried
- Shaw, Bernard
- Smith, Stevie
- Spender, Stephen
- Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa
- Thomas, Dylan
- Walcott, Derek
- Waugh, Evelyn
- West, Rebecca
- Wodehouse, P.G.
- Woolf, Virginia
- Yeats, William Butler

~ Ana Mardoll

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