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These comprehensive guides to writers and their works help students and general readers understand where books belong in the history and development of literature, see how they work technically, and appreciate them more fully.

Ranging from Dante's Divine Comedy to Brecht's Threepenny Opera, Gaskell introduces literary classics, setting each in the literary and historical contexts of its times. The volume covers the main genres of poetry, prose, and drama, including Petrarch, Cillon, Ronsard, Montaigne, Cervantes, Moliere, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Pushkin, Lermontov, Blazac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoievsky, Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Chekhov, Gorky, Zola, Fontane, Proust, Mann, Kafka, and Pirandello.

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This work introduces 32 key works of European literature in translation to ordinary readers, ranging from Dante's "Divine Comedy" to Brecht's "Threepenny Opera". The historical and literary contexts are summarized and short biographies included.

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This book introduces thirty-two key works of European literature in translation to ordinary readers. Ranging from Dante's "Divine Comedy" to Brecht's "Threepenny Opera," Gaskell takes a canon of recognized literary classics and introduces each work, setting it in the literary and historical contexts of its times. The selection of works covers the main genres of poetry, prose, and drama, and the other authors included are Petrarch, Cillon, Ronsard, Montaigne, Cervantes, Moli re, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Pushkin, Lermontov, Blazac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoievsky, Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Chekhov, Gorky, Zola, Fontane, Proust, Mann, Kafka, and Pirandello.

Table of Contents

Dante and Petrarch: Italy in the early fourteenth century — Villon, Ronsard, and Montaigne: France from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance — Cervantes and Moliáere: Spain and France in the seventeenth century — Voltaire and Rousseau: France before the Revolution — Goethe and Schiller: German-speaking countries in the eighteenth century — Pâushkin and Lâermontov: the Russian Empire in the nineteenth century — Balzac and Flaubert: France: Restoration and the July Monarchy, 1815-48 — Baudelaire and Rimbaud: France: Second Republic and Second Empire, 1848-71 — Turgâenev, Tolstâoy, and Dostoâevsky: the great age of the Russian novel, 1856-80 — Ibsen, Strindberg, and Hamsun: Scandinavia in the nineteenth century — Châekhov and Gâorky: Russia at the end of the Old Râegime — Zola, Fontane, and Proust: France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century — Mann and Kafka: the central powers before 1914 — Pirandello and Brecht: the years of l'entre deux guerres.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748612802
Author:
Gaskell, Philip
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Location:
Edinburgh :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
European literature
Subject:
European literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
8868
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.47x5.42x.74 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This work introduces 32 key works of European literature in translation to ordinary readers, ranging from Dante's "Divine Comedy" to Brecht's "Threepenny Opera". The historical and literary contexts are summarized and short biographies included.
"Synopsis" by , This book introduces thirty-two key works of European literature in translation to ordinary readers. Ranging from Dante's "Divine Comedy" to Brecht's "Threepenny Opera," Gaskell takes a canon of recognized literary classics and introduces each work, setting it in the literary and historical contexts of its times. The selection of works covers the main genres of poetry, prose, and drama, and the other authors included are Petrarch, Cillon, Ronsard, Montaigne, Cervantes, Moli re, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Schiller, Pushkin, Lermontov, Blazac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoievsky, Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Chekhov, Gorky, Zola, Fontane, Proust, Mann, Kafka, and Pirandello.
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