You love literature so copies of The Norton Anthology of English Literature by M. H. Abrams (volumes 1 and 2) already have a prime spot on your bookshelf. Norton’s anthologies of short fiction and poetry are probably also up there.
But there is a lot more to anthologies than Norton. This selection dives into the unheralded but vast array of anthologies published over the past 80 years and many are out-of-print. Of course, there are numerous collections of poetry and short stories because both are ideal for anthologies where the reader craves diversity and varying styles of writing throughout the book.
The real beauty of an anthology is if a poem or short story isn’t too hot then another will be along in a moment. Many famous names from Ezra Pound to Graham Greene and Bruce Sterling have compiled anthologies and carefully selected how one piece of literature will complement the next.
We can proudly offer anthologies on symbolic pigs, British teapots, farming stories, bullfighting, jazz fiction, the Guinness brewery, the occult, war poetry, Welsh poetry, nature poetry, naughty children and more science fiction than you can launch at space rocket at.