Author(s): Peter Boxall (General Editor)
For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word.The featured works have been handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries, including Derek Attridge (world expert on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and expert on African-American literature), among some twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable--1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die will be a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs.
Peter Boxall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on twentieth-century fiction and drama, and regularly contributes essays and articles to journals such as The Yearbook of English Studies. Co-editor of Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory for four years until 2008, he is currently editor of Textual Practice. He is author of Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (2006) and Since Beckett: Contemporary Writing in the Wake of Modernism (2009). He is currently preparing a critical introduction to twenty-first century fiction to be published by Cambridge University Press.