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The Norton Anthology of Western Literature: Volume 1

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Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton anthologies--thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible--the Eighth Edition features a significantly expanded selection of literature (37 new authors and over 150 new pieces) as well as three new pedagogical features designed to enrich students' understanding of the historical and cultural context of the literary works.

Synopsis:

This practical handbook offers a wide variety of innovative in-class exercises designed to enliven classroom discussion. Each of these flexible teaching exercises includes straightforward, step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for variation.

Synopsis:

Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of Western Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of Western literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.

Synopsis:

A library of Western literature in two volumes, this new edition offers more than 40 works in their entirety--from Homer's "Odyssey to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart--as well as dozens of excerpted works and over 200 lyric poems.

About the Author

Heather James, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Shakespeare's Troy: Drama, Politics, and the Translation of Empire.
Sarah Lawall, Ph.D. Yale, is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her publications include Critics of Consciousness: The Existential Structures of Literature and Reading World Literature: Theory, History, Practice.Lee Patterson, Ph.D. Yale, is F. W. Hilles Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Chaucer and the Subject of History; Literary Practice and Social Change in Britain, 1380-1530; and Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature.
Patricia Meyer Spacks, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her publications include An Argument of Images: The Poetry of Alexander Pope; The Female Imagination; The Adolescent Idea: Myths of Youth and the Adult Imagination; Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels; and Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind.William G. Thalmann, Ph.D. Yale, is Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. His publications include The Swineherd and the Bow: Representations of Class in the Odyssey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393925722
Editor:
Lawall, Sarah N.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Lawall, Sarah N.
Editor:
James, Heather
Editor:
Patterson, Lee
Author:
James, Heather
Author:
Patterson, Lee
Author:
Gedalof, Allan J.
Author:
Thalmann, William G.
Author:
Lawall, Sarah N.
Author:
Spacks, Patricia Meyer
Author:
Lawall, Sarah
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Eighth Edition
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
2704
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6 x 2.3 in 3.79 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This practical handbook offers a wide variety of innovative in-class exercises designed to enliven classroom discussion. Each of these flexible teaching exercises includes straightforward, step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for variation.
"Synopsis" by , Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of Western Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of Western literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.
"Synopsis" by , A library of Western literature in two volumes, this new edition offers more than 40 works in their entirety--from Homer's "Odyssey to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart--as well as dozens of excerpted works and over 200 lyric poems.
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