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The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume B: The Medieval Era (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205625963
ISBN-10: 0205625967
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"'The Longman Anthology of World Literature" is a very good anthology and an important contribution to a transitional view on literature, including both minor and major streams and works.' "Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The world is growing smaller every day.  In today’s increasingly global culture, we all need to become familiar with other traditions, and literature provides an exciting and enjoyable mode of entry into the variety of the world’s cultures. Exciting, but also challenging: works from distant times and places expose us to unfamiliar names, customs, beliefs, and literary forms. The Longman Anthology is designed to open up the horizons of world literature, placing major works within their cultural contexts and fostering connections and conversations between eras as well as regions. Engaging introductions, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and a wealth of illustrations inform and enrich the experience of reading the compelling works included here, opening out a fresh and diverse range of the world’s great literature.

 

In the second edition of The Longman Anthology:

 

Major works are included from around the world: Many are given in their entirety, from The Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer’s Odyssey to Dante’s Inferno, Molière’s Tartuffe, Chikamatsu’s Love Suicides at Amijima, and Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. We also include extensive selections from such great works as The Aeneid, The Tale of Genji, The Thousand and One Nights, and Don Quixote.

 

Perspectives sections group together works around major literary and cultural issues. These sections are now followed by Crosscurrents, which highlight additional connections for you to explore.  Often presented as thought questions, these prompts could provide you with the essay topic for your next paper.

 

New Translation units willhelp you to understand the key role of translation in the life of world literature. Passages in the original language are accompanied by two or three translations that show how differently translators can choose to convey the original in expressive new ways. You will enjoy finding new meaning in the original work as you trace the ways literature evolves for generations of readers. 

 

An enhanced Companion Website gives you the opportunity to take practice quizzes, explore an interactive timeline, review literary terms, listen to an audio glossary that provides pronunciations of unfamiliar names, and listen to audio recordings of the passages given in our Translationsections.

 

Through all these means, The Longman Anthology will support and enrich your experience as you explore the many worlds of world literature.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Nedieval Works
  • Paperback: 1216 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (July 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205625967
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205625963
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarina Smith on July 26, 2012
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This is one of the best anthologies of the ancient world that I have read. The textbook portion is well written with humor and facts and the selected scripture and readings all have significance to then and now but are different from those that are typically assigned. It is easy to read and broken up in a logical and chronological structure. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the ancient world.
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By Alma on October 12, 2012
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The product meets the class standards. The readings are edited good. They contain the material I need for class and the stories are interesting. Also, the introductions supplement the readings. This book is recommended to anyone taking a course in ancient literature or just interested in the material. My course is on Gods and Mortals.
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By Henry Johnson on September 28, 2011
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This book is exactly what I ordered, it is a great educational tool with the information that I need to be able to complete my assignments for my Literature class; and it has some very good myth stories that are interesting.
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By Emily17 on March 22, 2013
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I decided to keep this book for the simple fact that the information being held within it is really interesting. This is something that I could read over and over again.
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By Latesha Traylor on August 16, 2014
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very old edition, but 75% of the material I needed for class was in the book. Great condition
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