Gateways to World Literature The Ancient World through the Early Modern Period, Volume 1 (Penguin Academics)

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Gateways to World Literature presents a fresh and diverse range of the world’s great literature in a two-volume set that  links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts at an affordable price.  The anthology includes epic and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period.  Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations developed by a distinguished editorial team provide a wealth of materials that support and illuminate the selections.

 

 

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Gateways to World Literature presents a fresh and diverse range of the world’s great literature in a two-volume set that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts.  

 

Volume One features major works by literary masters from the ancient world through the early modern period – Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, Shikibu, Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare–this concise anthology combines comprehensive coverage of key works of the Western literary tradition and the best core, enduring works of the literatures of China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Africa, and native Americas. 

 

The anthology features highly regarded translations of classic texts with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations provide a wealth of teachable materials that support and illuminate the selections.

 

See also:

Gateways to World Literature , Volume 2.  The second book in this two book series, Gateways to World Literature, Volume 2, features major works by literary masters from the 17th through the twentieth century.

 

Penguin Paperbacks.  A variety of Penguin paperbacks are available at a significant discount when packaged with either volume of Gateways to World Literature.  See the end of this book for further details. 


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David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

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