Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314179
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Author: Peter France
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198183594
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Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

Author: Raman Selden
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317422813
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A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new chapters: ‘New Materialisms’ which incorporates ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism and thing theory; ‘21st Century and Future Developments’ which includes technology, digital humanities, ethics and affect.

Reader s Guide to Judaism

Author: Michael Terry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135941505
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The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.

History in Literature

Author: Edward Quinn
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110359
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Alphabetically arranged articles discuss the major events, figures and movements of the twentieth century and how they have been depicted in literature.

Common Knowledge

Author: David Grote
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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An aptly titled book that presents, from a staggering range of fields (e.g., mythology, religion, literature, history), names that reasonably well-educated persons might be expected to know.' . . . Included are figures who are common subjects or who have made their way into catch phrases or character types (e.g., Lothario). A good source for home or public libraries.' "Choice" In his introduction, compiler Grote apologizes to the Dickensians, the Janeites, the Proustians, the Holmesians, and the Shakesperians' for the brevity of his entries, sure to disappoint these die-hard fans of a single author. He need not, however, apologize to the general readers for whom his book is intended as a source for learning the significance of more than 4,000 names they might encounter. They are the names of historical persons, biblical personages, and mythical and literary characters. The entries are brief but adequately explain the person's origins in fact or literature. "Wilson Library Bulletin" This guide to common literary allusions is designed as a companion volume for the general reader. Grote has assembled the fundamental names in mythology, literature, religion, history, and popular culture as a reference for understanding their use in most general literature. The names included are those most likely to be encountered by the general reader, such as melancholy as Hamlet, or Phoenix-like. The entries are drawn primarily from literature, the Bible, and Greek and Roman mythology; a number of historical figures and names of significant historical events have also been included.