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Title What is Literature and Other Essays
Author Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1988
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 361
ISBN 0674950844
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What is Literature? challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

Title A Little History of Literature
Author John Sutherland
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2013-11-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780300188363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human.

On Literature by Joseph Hillis Miller

Title On Literature
Author Joseph Hillis Miller
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2002
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 164
ISBN 0415261244
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read, what is good/bad literature, and whether in the global, digital age, literature has a future. But what is literature? Why should we read it? These are some of the questions this book answers.

Acts Of Literature by Jacques Derrida

Title Acts of Literature
Author Jacques Derrida
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1992
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 456
ISBN 0415900573
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction.

Title The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author Jay Parini
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2004
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 2280
ISBN 9780195156539
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Latin Literature by Gian Biagio Conte

Title Latin Literature
Author Gian Biagio Conte
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 1999-11-19
Category History
Total Pages 827
ISBN 0801862531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the 1000 year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. It offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors.

Title The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
Author David Scott Kastan
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2006
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 2656
ISBN 9780195169218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

Title A History of Japanese Literature
Author Shūichi Katō
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1997
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1873410484
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.

Title The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author Dinah Birch
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2009-09-24
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 1164
ISBN 9780192806871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Written by a team of more than 150 contributors working under the direction of Dinah Birch, and ranging in influence from Homer to the Mahabharata, this guide provides the reader with a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English literature.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature
Author John Joseph Collins
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2014
Category Religion
Total Pages 546
ISBN 9780199856497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions. Most of the volume is devoted to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity. Essays explore the relationship between apocalypticism and prophecy, wisdom and mysticism; the social function of apocalypticism and its role as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from both historical and postmodern perspectives; and apocalyptic theology, focusing on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's role in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. The final chapters of the volume are devoted to the appropriation of apocalypticism in the modern world, reviewing the role of apocalypticism in contemporary Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly in popular culture, addressing the increasingly studied relation between apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the relationship between apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying causes of the popularity of apocalyptic beliefs. This volume will further the understanding of a vital religious phenomenon too often dismissed as alien and irrational by secular western society.

World Literature In Theory by David Damrosch

Title World Literature in Theory
Author David Damrosch
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2014-01-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781118407691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study

Title The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature
Author Kang-i Sun Chang
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010
Category Chinese literature
Total Pages 1504
ISBN 0521855586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.

Modern French Literature by Louis Raymond Véricour

Title Modern French Literature
Author Louis Raymond Véricour
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1842
Category French literature
Total Pages 124
ISBN PRNC:32101072917915
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation
Author Peter France
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2001
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 656
ISBN 0199247846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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 hasbeen 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 issuesraised, 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, oral literature). The second, much longer, part consistsof 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.

Title Reflections on Literature and Culture
Author Hannah Arendt
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2007
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 360
ISBN 0804744998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is the first volume in any language that collects Hannah Arendt's remarkable series of essays and notes on literary figures and cultural questions.

Title Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature
Author Amaresh Datta
Publisher Sahitya Akademi
Release Date 1988
Category Indic literature
Total Pages 913
ISBN 8126011947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.

Title Indian Literature
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Indic literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000085344251
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature
Author John Clark Ridpath
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1899
Category Literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN OSU:32435023956105
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Literature Culture and Society
Author Andrew Milner
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2005
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0415307856
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology, and presents an important and contentious statement on the future of cultural studies.

Title European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages
Author Ernst Robert Curtius
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2013-07-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 752
ISBN 9781400846153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot called a "magnificent" book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature as the vital transition between the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. The result is nothing less than a masterful synthesis of European literature from Homer to Goethe. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a monumental work of literary scholarship. In a new introduction, Colin Burrow provides critical insights into Curtius's life and ideas and highlights the distinctive importance of this wonderful book.