Cultural Writing. Second edition with new author's preface. When CENTURY was first published ten years ago it was heralded as an indispensable source on the subject. Over the past decade this book has become the definitive text in an emergent field: teachers, librarians, students, artists, and readers turn to the expertise contained on these pages every day. "This work .provides both a critical analysis of the structures themselves and a basis for further reflection on the philosophical and conceptual roles they play" - Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, Library Journal.