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The literary 100 : a ranking of the most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all time

Author: Daniel S Burt
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2009.
Series: Facts on File library of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Here is the revised and expanded edition of Daniel S. Burt's assessment of the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all times and cultures--now with 25 additional entries and some reassessments as well as 25 new black-and-white photographs and illustrations. All of the writers selected have helped to redefine literature, establishing a standard with which succeeding generations of writers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Burt
ISBN: 9780816062676 0816062676 9780816062683 0816062684
OCLC Number: 212909059
Description: xvii, 541 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: William Shakespeare --
Dante Alighieri --
Homer --
Leo Tolstoy --
Geoffrey Chaucer --
Charles Dickens --
James Joyce --
John Milton --
Virgil --
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra --
Murasaki Shikibu --
Sophocles --
Feodor Dostoevsky --
William Faulkner --
Marcel Proust --
William Butler Yeats --
Alexander Pushkin --
T.S. Eliot --
Jan Austen --
George Eliot --
Euripides --
William Wordsworth --
Herman Melville --
John Keats --
Ovid --
Aeschylus --
Du Fu --
William Blake --
Gustave Flaubert --
Franz Kafka --
Moliere --
John Donne --
Aristophanes --
Thomas Mann --
Henrik Ibsen --
Anton Chekhov --
Henry James --
Walt Whitman --
Honore de Balzac --
Jonathan Swift --
Stendahl --
Thomas Hardy --
George Bernard Shaw --
Mark Twain --
Charles Baudelaire --
Samuel Beckett --
Virginia Woolf --
Alexander Pope --
Francois Rabelais --
Francesco Petrarch --
Emily Dickinson --
Edgar Allan Poe --
Henry Fielding --
Joseph Conrad --
August Strindberg.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world literature.
Responsibility: Daniel S. Burt.
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Assesses the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights and poets. From Doris Lessing and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Homer and Marcel Proust, this book features entries that provide introduction to  Read more...

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