Edited by Thomas Riggs & Company, Missoula, Montana
From the Editor’s Note:
“The Manifesto in Literature, a three-volume reference guide, provides critical introductions to 300 manifestos throughout the world. As manifestos, all the works share a common trait. They challenge a traditional order, whether in politics, religion, social issues, art, literature, or technology, and propose a new vision of the future.” (Thomas Riggs & Company)
“Bringing together myriad works in more than a dozen fields of study, The Manifesto in Literature is a fascinating resource. The introduction announces that the volumes’ central claim is that Marx and Engels’s “Manifesto of the Communist Party” introduced “a document intent on stating publicly—on making manifest—a set of rules or beliefs.” The volumes look both backward and forward, including documents from, respectively, the 16th century to 1900, 1900 to WII, and the postwar period to the present. Most of the documents included—poetry, novels, paintings, works in philosophy—are of Western origin; the few contributions from non-Western regions are in some way focused on the West. The volumes include numerous wonderful writings—many well-known, many obscure. The depth and breadth of material collected in these volumes compels the reader to ask questions and seek answers; for that alone it is worthwhile. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
“Overall, these gorgeous, handsomely packaged volumes [The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, The Literature of Propaganda, and The Manifesto in Literature] are reminders why print reference books are still being produced. All three sets are interesting and offer unique information, and they will be useful to a wide range of users. Recommended for all types of libraries.”
Founded in 1995, Thomas Riggs & Company is a book developer and publisher based in Missoula, Montana.