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The company of the creative : a Christian reader's guide to great literature and its themes

Author: David L Larsen
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Larsen
ISBN: 0825430976 9780825430978
OCLC Number: 41620991
Description: 639 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What's at stake in Christian exposure to great literature? --
Mining the ore of the classical world --
Identifying our assets for the Middle Ages --
Tapping the vitality of the Renaissance and Reformation --
Revisiting crucial ideas, from the Enlightenment to postmodernity --
Weighing the Christian heritage of William Shakespeare --
Appreciating the treasures of British poetry --
Inquiring into the values of American poetry --
Sifting the amazing trove of British fiction --
Examining the startling surges in American fiction --
Broadening the search into world literature --
Exploring the literature of an about the Jews and Israel --
Assessing the literature of drama and the legitimate stage --
Searching through the vast world of the imaginative and informative essay --
Selecting the best in the daunting array of biography and autobiography --
Postscript: Reading and its future --
Appendix 1: Suggestions for further reading --
Appendix 2: Greek and Roman mythology.
Responsibility: David L. Larsen.

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