Summary: An indispensable selection of classic texts. Part One is a chronologically arranged anthology of readings from Plato and Aristotle to Erich Auerbach and Susan Sontag.
A wide-ranging survey of contemporary critical trends. Part Two presents 10 chapters of writings that represent critical movements from formalism to postmodernism.
Thorough, balanced, and classroom-proven editorial matter. Widely praised for its evenhanded and accessible tone, the e ...show moreditorial apparatus includes: