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Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd.ed.

James A. W. Heffernan, Thomas F. X. Noble, Ronald B. Herzman, Susan Sage Heinzelman Taught by Elizabeth Vandiver

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ISBN 10: 1565859766 / ISBN 13: 9781565859760
Published by The Teaching Company, 2004
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Great Authors of the Western Literary ...

Publisher: The Teaching Company

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Boxed CDs

Edition: Second Edition

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From the anonymous author of the Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Mesopotamia to William Faulkner writing about Mississippi 3,600 years later, many of Western culture's greatest figures have been writers. Their landmark themes, unique insights into human nature, dynamic characters, experimental storytelling techniques, and rich philosophical ideas helped create the vibrant storytelling methods we find reflected in today's authors. These 84 brilliant lectures survey more than 70 literary geniuses and masterpieces of Western literature, offering you the chance to experience a veritable encyclopedia of great writers who have played critical roles in Western history, influencing everything from religion to politics - to say nothing of the myriad literary genres and movements, which illustrate how writers reacted to their cultural environments and demonstrate the crucial relationship between a writer and his or her time. From Homer and Virgil to Cervantes and Milton to Dickens and Joyce, the featured texts and authors are so richly varied and cover so many different centuries, societies, literary movements, and genres, yet you'll discover a panorama of literary relationships between periods, authors, and the paths that brought us to where we are in literature today. Amid all the discussions from five highly esteemed professors, you'll return again and again to the idea of literature as a powerful force in our lives. You'll come away with a well-rounded and well-informed understanding of both these literary icons and the larger role that literature has played in our cultural history. The complete list of lecturers includes professors Elizabeth Vandiver, James A.W. Heffernan, Ronald B. Herzman, Susan Sage Heinzelman, and Thomas F.X. Noble.

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This course features various professors lecturing on their specialties relating to the Near Eastern and Mediterranean foundations of the Western literary tradition, up to the modern literature of Faulkner and Kafka. A weighty subject is made accessible through the upbeat and enthusiastic lectures. Pacing is well done, and each lecture is about 30 minutes. Course guidebooks, which include outlines and transcripts of the lectures, along with questions to consider and additional resources, allow listeners to revisit parts of the lecture or move to their areas of interest. With 42 hours of lectures, this information is equal to a three-credit undergraduate course, but one pleasantly carried out at your own pace. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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