Norton anthology of world literature

Many of the stories gave clear accounts of life at the time in both the Heian court, and for people who lived outside of it in recluse.

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Shelves: classics The medieval period of literature was in many ways what I expected, overtly religious and courtly, but there were some really surprising gems in here that completely caught me off guard.

While many classics will probably be familiar to many readers, such as Dante's Inferno, Beowolf, The Canterbury Tales, and the various religious texts, there are plenty of fun shorter pieces, talented female authors, sobering philosophy, and tragic true stories.

There were bittersweet tragic love stories, highly intuitive descriptions of the writing process, and some beautifully relatable thoughts on life using Buddhist and Daoist lenses.

The result is an anthology that a scholar can respect, that a teacher can assign with confidence, and that students can read and study with pleasure.

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I personally enjoyed Sugawara no Michizane's discussions on the hardships of being an educator. I'm looking forward to reading the next volume in this collection. There were bittersweet tragic love stories, highly intuitive descriptions of the writing process, and some beautifully relatable thoughts on life using Buddhist and Daoist lenses. While many classics will probably be familiar to many readers, such as Dante's Inferno, Beowolf, The Canterbury Tales, and the various religious texts, there are plenty of fun shorter pieces, talented female authors, sobering philosophy, and tragic true stories. Overall, it was fascinating to see the differences and similarities between the medieval period in Europe and Asia, and this collection had so many wonderful surprises. It was interesting finally having a section of Japanese literature. The Fourth Edition of the most trusted and widely used anthology of world literature retains and expands the most popular works from the last edition, while refreshing the anthology with new selections and new translations of major works. The brilliant historical and biographical pieces were, as always, well informed, well organized, and insightful. Shelves: classics The medieval period of literature was in many ways what I expected, overtly religious and courtly, but there were some really surprising gems in here that completely caught me off guard.

The variety and scope of selections in the anthology make it the perfect text for many different courses and instructors. The editors have chosen new, distinguished translations and have also expanded the selections from some of the most popular works, but they have also left most of the highly praised work of the previous edition intact.

The norton anthology of world literature fourth edition

While poetry is not usually a big interest for me, there was some lovely Sanskrit lyrics by Bhartrhari and Murari. I'm looking forward to reading the next volume in this collection. While many classics will probably be familiar to many readers, such as Dante's Inferno, Beowolf, The Canterbury Tales, and the various religious texts, there are plenty of fun shorter pieces, talented female authors, sobering philosophy, and tragic true stories. The brilliant historical and biographical pieces w The medieval period of literature was in many ways what I expected, overtly religious and courtly, but there were some really surprising gems in here that completely caught me off guard. The brilliant historical and biographical pieces were, as always, well informed, well organized, and insightful. There were bittersweet tragic love stories, highly intuitive descriptions of the writing process, and some beautifully relatable thoughts on life using Buddhist and Daoist lenses. Much of the European selection tended to get a bit overly concerned with morality for my taste, but I still found The Golden Ass and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to be excellent magical adventures. It was interesting finally having a section of Japanese literature. But it wasn't nearly as serious as I expected. It's nice to know some things don't change. I personally enjoyed Sugawara no Michizane's discussions on the hardships of being an educator. For help in selecting the best texts and translations and revising the editorial apparatus for the twenty-first-century classroom, the editors solicited the advice of more than world literature instructors and expert counsel from a world-class team of regional specialists. The variety and scope of selections in the anthology make it the perfect text for many different courses and instructors. The result is an anthology that a scholar can respect, that a teacher can assign with confidence, and that students can read and study with pleasure.

The brilliant historical and biographical pieces w The medieval period of literature was in many ways what I expected, overtly religious and courtly, but there were some really surprising gems in here that completely caught me off guard. Christine de Pizan had some excellent early feminist writing, and Marco Polo was hilarious.

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But it wasn't nearly as serious as I expected. I personally enjoyed Sugawara no Michizane's discussions on the hardships of being an educator.

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I wish they had included the entire piece, but alas I'll have to look for that separately.

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The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume B by Martin Puchner