The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Package 1 (Volumes A, B, C): Beginnings to 1650

The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Package 1 (Volumes A, B, C): Beginnings to 1650
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Nine years ago, W. W. Norton changed the way world literature is taught by introducing The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Expanded Edition.

Leading the field once again, Norton is proud to publish the anthology for the new century, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition. Now published in six paperback volumes (packaged in two attractive slipcases), the new anthology boasts slimmer volumes, thicker paper, a bolder typeface, and dozens of newly included or newly translated works from around the world.

The Norton Anthology of World Literature represents continuity as well as change. Like its predecessor, the anthology is a compact library of world literature, offering an astounding forty-three complete longer works, more than fifty prose works, over one hundred lyric poems, and twenty-three plays. More portable, more suitable for period courses, more pleasant to read, and more attuned to current teaching and research trends, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most authoritative, comprehensive, and teachable anthology for the world literature survey.

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #755287 in Books
  • Published on: 2003-07-16
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x 3.40" w x 6.00" l, 5.80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1264 pages



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About the Author
Sarah Lawall, Ph.D. Yale, is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her publications include Critics of Consciousness: The Existential Structures of Literature and Reading World Literature: Theory, History, Practice.

Maynard Mack is Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University.

Jerome W. Clinton, Ph.D. Michigan, is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His publications include two book-length translations of two sections of the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh: The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam and In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar.

Francis Abiola Irele, formerly Professor of French, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, was for several years Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature at the Ohio State University. After retiring from Ohio State in 2003, he became Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among his many publications are The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (edited with Simon Gikandi) and two collections of essays, The African Experience in Literature and Ideology and The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora. He is a contributing editor to The Norton Anthology of World Literature and General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature series.

Heather James, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Shakespeare’s Troy: Drama, Politics, and the Translation of Empire.

Stephen Owen, Ph.D. Yale, is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His books include The Great Age of Chinese Poetry: The High T’ang; Traditional Chinese Poetry and Poetics: An Omen of the World; Remembrances: The Experience of the Past in Classical Chinese Literature; and An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911.

Lee Patterson, Ph.D. Yale, is F. W. Hilles Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Chaucer and the Subject of History; Literary Practice and Social Change in Britain, 1380–1530; and Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature.

Indira Viswanathan Peterson, Ph.D. Harvard, is Professor of Asian Studies at Mount Holyoke College. Her publications include Poems to Siva: The Hymns of the Tamil Saints.

Patricia Meyer Spacks, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her publications include An Argument of Images: The Poetry of Alexander Pope; The Female Imagination; The Adolescent Idea: Myths of Youth and the Adult Imagination; Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels; and Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind.

William G. Thalmann, Ph.D. Yale, is Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. His publications include The Swineherd and the Bow: Representations of Class in the Odyssey.

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By VenusBlue
I had to purchase this a couple of years ago for my World Literature class and I still find myself picking all three volumes when I have some downtime and want something to read that is a little different than my usual fare. The class I took touched only briefly on some of the sections, but I have enjoyed re-reading those sections as well as delving into the ones we did not cover. I can't offer much of a review, academically speaking, but this was one of my favorite classes at college and I still find the selection of works to be entertaining and stimulating. If you're buying this because it's required for a course, you enjoy reading - and don't mind that some of the language might be outdated or old fashioned - you might really find some of the works rather interesting. If you're not a reader, this might be something of a chore to get through, though.

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By Luquita
I am taking World Lit I this semester and our instructor required these books. After making a trip to our College Bookstore (Barnes & Noble) I found their listed price ridiculously OVERPRICED. I decided to order from Amazon and very glad that I did. I needed the books "yesterday" because we were assigned a lot of reading so I paid the extra to receive it Next Day. Once again, Amazon did not fail me. I ordered USED books, which made me a little nervous, but I was very happy with my books. These books were in excellent condition and I saved so much money. I love my books and my World Lit I class is going very well. Thank you, Amazon for selling quality books that college students can afford. Even with the NEXT DAY charge, I saved enormously! I recommend any student to search Amazon BEFORE paying outrageous prices at your college bookstore.

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By Amazon Customer
I ordered this thinking I would get three books: Volumes A, B, and C. However, I only got one book, and that was C! It is unfortunate because I need book A first for my World Lit course. On top of that, it came later than expected. I will be returning it.

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