Emily C. Bartels (Editor)
This series of critical essays gives comprehensive coverage of major authors worldwide and throughout history. The full range of literary traditions and schools is represented. Each new volume is carefully conceived and developed to fill a gap in the literary criticism available today. Volume editors are established authorities on the lives, works, and critical receptions of their subjects. They are uniquely qualified to ensure the spectrum of critical controversies, trends, and techniques inspired by their subjects in their own countries and abroad, in their own eras and today. Each volume features: an introduction that provides the reader with a lucid overview of criticism, illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches, and sorting out the schools of thought; the most influential reviews and the best of reprinted scholarly essays; a section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries; original essays, new translations, and revisions commissioned especially for the series; previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters, and manuscript fragments; a bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews; and a name and subject index. Christopher Marlowe, the great English dramatist and poet, best known forDoctor Faustus, is the focus of this excellent collection of essays.