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ENG 202: Writing and Research in English

Exploration of research materials for literary text analysis and completion of Dr. Kumbier's Literary Quest Assignment

Magill's Literary Annual

Contents and Scope

Each year, Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. The philosophy behind their selection process is to cover works that are likely to be of interest to general readers, that are written by authors being taught in literature programs, and that will stand the test of time.


The reviews are arranged alphabetically by title. The text of each essay-review analyzes the focus, intent, and relative success of the author, as well as the makeup and point of view of the work under discussion. Essays are supplemented by a list of "Review Sources" for additional study. Every essay includes a sidebar offering a brief biography of the author or authors.

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