cover image History of 20th Century Literature

History of 20th Century Literature

Simon Beesley, Sheena Joughin. Hamlyn (UK), $29.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-600-59807-7

Primo Levi, Colette, Angela Carter, Sinclair Lewis, Boris Pasternak, D.H. Lawrence and Agatha Christie are a few of the luminaries featured in History of 20th-Century Literature, by writer and literary critic Simon Beeseley and poet and short-story writer Sheena Joughin. Divided into categories such as ""Magic Realism"" (including M rquez and Rushdie), ""African-American Writing"" (Baldwin, Wright and Ellison), ""Metafictions"" (Calvino, Eco), ""Cult Fiction"" (Richard Brautigan, John Kennedy Toole) and ""Feminine Perspectives"" (Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark), and replete with movie stills and photographs of many authors and their times, this accessible study treats highlights of mainstream world literature. ( Nov.)