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The Norton Anthology of Western Literature

Author: Martin Puchner; Suzanne Conklin Akbari; Wiebke Denecke; Barbara Fuchs
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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A completely new editorial team, dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a completely revamped media program all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of "the Norton" ever published.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Puchner; Suzanne Conklin Akbari; Wiebke Denecke; Barbara Fuchs
ISBN: 9780393933642 0393933644 9780393933635 0393933636
OCLC Number: 863044238
Description: 2 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. I: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern literature. Creation and the cosmos ; The epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 1000-250 B.C.E.) ; The Hebrew Bible (ca. 1000-300 B.C.E.) ; Homer (eighth century B.C.E.) ; Aesop (ca. 620-564 B.C.E.) ; Sappho (born ca. 630 B.C.E.) ; Ancient Athenian drama ; Plato (429-347 B.C.E.) ; Travel and conquest ; Plautus (ca. 254-ca. 184 B.C.E.) ; Catullus (ca. 84-ca. 54 B.C.E.) ; Virgil (70-19 B.C.E.) ; Ovid (43 B.C.E.-17 C.E.) --
II: Circling the Mediterranean, Europe and the Islamic world. The Christian Bible : the New Testament gospels ; Apuleius (ca. 125-ca. 180) ; Augustine (354-400) ; The Qurʹan (610-632) ; Beowulf (ninth century) ; Abolqasem Ferdowsi (940-1020) ; from The song of Roland (eleventh century) ; Petrus Alfonsi (1062-after 1116) ; Marie de France (1150?-1200?) ; Chrétien de Troyes (ca. 1185) ; Thidrandi whom the goddesses slew and Authun and the bear (thirteenth century) ; Medieval lyrics ; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) ; The thousand and one nights (fourteenth century) ; Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) ; Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) ; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (late fourteenth century) ; Everyman (1495?) ; Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1431) --
III: Europe and the new world : early modernity. Humanism and the rediscovery of the classical past ; Petrarch and the love lyric ; Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536) ; Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) ; Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533) ; Thomas More (1478-1535) ; Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) ; Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) ; Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) ; Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) ; Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) ; The encounter of Europe and the new world ; Lope de Vega (1562-1635) ; William Shakespeare (1564-1616) ; God, church, and self ; John Milton (1608-1674) --
Timelines. Vol. 2. I. The enlightenment in Europe and the Americas --
II. An age of revolutions in Europe and the Americas --
III. Realism --
IV. Modernity and Modernism 1900-1945 --
Postwarar and postcolonial literature 1945-1968 --
VI. Global and local in contemporary world literature.
Other Titles: Norton anthology of world masterpieces.
Responsibility: [edited by] Martin Puchner, Suzanne Akbari, Wiebke Denecke, Barbara Fuchs, Caroline Levine, Pericles Lewis, Emily Wilson.

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A completely new editorial team, dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a completely revamped media program all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of "the Norton" ever published.

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