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Things Fall Apart (09 Edition)

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About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

Synopsis:

Chinua Achebe's tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.

Synopsis:

Written during a period of nationalist assertion and an emerging modern culture in Africa, Things Fall Apart's influence quickly spread from Nigeria throughout Africa and beyond. In its fifty years, this unforgettable novel has been translated into fifty languages and has been read by millions.

A Chronology of Achebe's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393932195
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Irele, Francis Abiola
Author:
Irele, Francis Abiola
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
British
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Nigeria - Race relations
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
598
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Chinua Achebe's tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.
"Synopsis" by , Written during a period of nationalist assertion and an emerging modern culture in Africa, Things Fall Apart's influence quickly spread from Nigeria throughout Africa and beyond. In its fifty years, this unforgettable novel has been translated into fifty languages and has been read by millions.

A Chronology of Achebe's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

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