Building on the format of other successful Gale "For Students" titles, Literary Movements for Students is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying literary movements and the specific works representative of various movements. Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes. Approximately 25 movements are covered, including:
Detailed entries follow a consistent format and include: an introduction; thumbnail sketches of representative authors and works; discussion of the principal themes and styles associated with the movement; an outline of the historical context of the movement, including the social, political and cultural climate of the time; a critical overview; and a selection of reprinted critical essays on the movement. In addition, each entry includes a list of further reading sources and suggested study topics.
"Another valuable title in the Gale For Students line, this set is meant to 'provide readers with a guide to understanding, enjoying, and studying literary movements'... Twenty-eight literary movements are described in their historical and cultural contents. Volume One includes literature before the twentieth century and Volume Two covers the twentieth century... high school English and social studies teachers will snap this work up, and it will be well used in school, college, and public library collections."
-- Booklist (March 2003)
Price: US $293.00