Modernist & Contemporary

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  1. Book ImageThe Metamorphosis

    Franz Kafka, Mark M. Anderson, Susan Bernofsky

    Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. This new and acclaimed translation is accompanied by possible inspirations and critical analysis of Gregor Samsa's strange story.More

  2. Book ImageThe Underdogs

    Mariano Azuela, Ilan Stavans, Anna More

    Mariano Azuela’s classic novel of the Mexican Revolution is now available as a Norton Critical Edition.More

  3. Book ImageSwann's Way

    Marcel Proust, Susanna Lee

    In its centennial year, Marcel Proust’s masterpiece of literary imagination is available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  4. Book ImageIsaac Babel's Selected Writings

    Isaac Babel, Peter Constantine, Gregory Freidin

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on Peter Constantine’s incomparable translations, which are introduced and annotated by the renowned Babel scholar Gregory Freidin.More

  5. Book ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

  6. Book ImageThings Fall Apart

    Chinua Achebe, Francis Abiola Irele

    Chinua Achebe’s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.More

  7. Book ImageA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce, John Paul Riquelme

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is one of the twentieth century’s great coming-of-age novels.More

  8. Book ImageKafka's Selected Stories

    Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold

    In 1945, W. H. Auden remarked that Kafka stands in the same relation to his century as Shakespeare does to his—Kafka is the representative of the twentieth century, the poet who gives it its voice.More

  9. Book ImageSunshine Sketches of a Little Town

    Stephen Leacock, D. M. R. Bentley

    Canada’s answer to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, Stephen Leacock was a master of humor and characterization.More

  10. Book ImageDubliners

    James Joyce, Margot Norris

    Dubliners is arguably the best-known and most influential collection of short stories written in English, and has been since its publication in 1914.More

  11. Book ImageKatherine Mansfield's Selected Stories

    Katherine Mansfield, Vincent O'Sullivan

    This Norton Critical Edition includes thirty-five of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories with explanatory annotations.More

  12. Book ImageDeath and the King's Horseman

    Wole Soyinka, Simon Gikandi

    This Norton Critical Edition of Death and the King's Horseman is the only student edition available in the United States. Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups. The text of the play is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations for the many allusions to traditional Nigerian myth and culture.More

  13. Book ImageGeorge Bernard Shaw's Plays

    George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne

    Second Edition

    This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work—Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.More

  14. Book ImageModern African Drama

    Biodun Jeyifo

    The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.More

  15. Book ImageYeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

    William Butler Yeats, James Pethica

    This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.More

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