Masterplots by Laurence W. Mazzeno; Salem Press EditorsA classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world.
Call Number: PN44.M33 2011 v.1-12
Literature: The Evolving Canon by Sven P. BirkertsThis anthology aims to bring an awareness of how the world of fiction, poetry and drama is expanding in a multicultural, global and electronic environment. Authors represented include a high proportion of women as well as writers from non-Western cultures and from a variety of American cultural traditions.
Call Number: PN81.B542 1996
Publication Date: 1995-07-28
Great Literature of the Eastern World by Ian P. McGreal (Editor)This study looks at the major works of literature, from ancient times to the present, of the Eastern world. It provides information on the ancient classics as well as modern novels, drama, poetry and prose of China, India, Japan, Korea and the Middle East.
Call Number: PJ307.G74 1996
Classical Literature: An Epic Journey from Homer to Virgil and Beyond by Richard JenkynsThe writings of the Greeks and Romans form the bedrock of Western culture. Inventing the molds for histories, tragedies, and philosophies, while pioneering radical new forms of epic and poetry, the Greeks and Romans created the literary world we still inhabit today. Writing with verve and insight, distinguished classicist Richard Jenkyns explores a thousand years of classical civilization, carrying readers from the depths of the Greek dark ages through the glittering heights of Rome's empire.
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This thematic introduction to literature is distinctive for its inclusion of both classical and contemporary writers, writers from the British and American tradition, and writers from diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Hailed as a groundbreaking text in Chinese Studies, An Anthology of Chinese Literature brings together representative works from the first millenium B.C. to the end of the imperial system in 1911. This collection of over 600 pieces, translated with great clarity and sense of the original, presents the tradition in historical and aesthetic context. Moving roughly chronologically through the tradition, An Anthology of Chinese Literature gathers texts in a variety of genres-songs, letters, anecdotes, poetry, political oratory, plays, traditional literary theory, and more-to show how the essential texts build on and echo each other. Coupled with highly readable commentary, this innovative structure uniquely highlights the interplay among Chinese literature, culture, and history.
Under the general editorship of award-winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaeton.