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The Norton anthology of world literature. vol. A : beginnings to A.D. 100

Author: Sarah N Lawall; Maynard Mack
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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[This text] highlights: new biblical selections, including the stories of Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and the Song of Songs; a new translation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata; new selections from, and a new translation (by Stephen Owen) of, the Chinese Classic of Poetry; Ssu-Ma Chien's Historical Records, newly included; expanded selections from and new translation of the Ramayana of Valmiki; new selections from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah N Lawall; Maynard Mack
OCLC Number: 63268943
Notes: Revised edition of: The Norton anthology of world masterpieces, expanded edition.
Description: xxiii, 1199 pages (8 pages of plates) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: THE INVENTION OF WRITING AND THE EARLIEST LITERATURES: Gilgamesh --
Ancient Egyptian poetry --
The Bible: The Old Testament --
ANCIENT GREECE AND THE FORMATION OF THE WESTERN MIND: Homer --
Sappho of Lesbos --
Aeschylus --
Sophocles --
Euripides --
Aristophanes --
Plato --
Aristotle --
POETRY AND THOUGHT IN EARLY CHINA: Classic of poetry --
Confucius --
Chuang Chou --
Ssu-Ma Ch'ien --
INDIA'S HEROIC AGE: The Ramayana of Valmiki --
The Mahabharata --
The Jataka --
The Bhagavad-Gita --
The Tamil anthologies --
THE ROMAN EMPIRE: Catullus --
Virgil --
Ovid --
Petronius.
Other Titles: Norton anthology of world masterpieces, expanded edition.
Responsibility: Sarah Lawall, general editor ; Maynard Mack, general editor emeritus.

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[This text] highlights: new biblical selections, including the stories of Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and the Song of Songs; a new translation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata; new selections from, and a new translation (by Stephen Owen) of, the Chinese Classic of Poetry; Ssu-Ma Chien's Historical Records, newly included; expanded selections from and new translation of the Ramayana of Valmiki; new selections from the Mahabbarata provide a richer sense of the scope and drama of this Indian epic; new translation of Catullus's poetry; completely reselected stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses in a new translation (by Allen Mandelbaum).

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