Literature of the Western World, Volume II

Literature of the Western World, Volume II : Neoclassicism Through the Modern Period

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For surveys of World Literature or Literature of the Western World in departments of English, Comparative Literature.The most comprehensive, best-selling anthology of its kind, this two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less-familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas. It offers complete texts whenever possible, uses the best translations of foreign-language material, and, when appropriate, presents more than one text by each author. It provides extensive analytic and explanatory apparatus, including detailed historical and biographical notes and introductions to six literary periods.show more

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  • Paperback | 2265 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 63.5mm | 1,814.36g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130186678
  • 9780130186676

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This second volume of a two-volume survey allows students and instructors to choose among the most important canonical and less familiar texts of the Western literary tradition in Europe and the Americas.show more

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(NOTE: *New to this edition.)Volume II: Neoclassicism Through the Modern PeriodNEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM. Neoclassicism.*Jean de La Fontaine: from Fables. Moliere: Tartuffe. Marie de La Vergne de La Fayette: The Princess de Cleves. Jean Racine: Phaedra. Jonathan Swift: from Gulliver's Travels. A Modest Proposal. Alexander Pope: from An Essay on Man.Voltaire: Candide. *Denis Diderot: Rameau's Nephew. Cultural Texts of Neoclassicism.*Francis Bacon: from the New Organon. Rene Descartes: from Discourse on Method. *Thomas Hobbes: from Leviathan. *Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux: from The Art of Poetry. *John Locke: from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. *Thomas Jefferson: The American Declaration of Independence. *The French National Assembly: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Romanticism.Jean-Jacques Rousseau: from Confessions. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust, Part I. Romantic Lyric Poetry.*Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Welcome and Farewell. Rosebud in the Heather. Prometheus. Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel. Erlkonig. *Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Chonaill: Lament for Art O'Leary. *Anonymous: Grief of a Girl's Heart. William Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience. *Friedrich Schiller: Hymn to Joy. The Gods of Greece. William Wordsworth: Lines: Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge. It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free. London, 1802. The World Is Too Much with Us. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. The Solitary Reaper. My Heart Leaps up When I Behold. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood. *Friedrich Holderlin: Patmos. Half of Life. Ripe, Being Plunged into Fire... Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Dejection: An Ode. Kubla Khan. *Novalis: Hymns to the Night 1,2, and 5. John Keats: On First Looking into Chapman's Homer. The Eve of St. Agnes. Ode to a Nightingale. Ode on a Grecian Urn. *Annette von Droste-Hulshoff: On the Tower. In the Grass. Heinrich Heine: In May, the Magic Month of May. On Wings of Song. The Grenadiers. The Lorelei. The Gods of Greece. Adam the First. The Silesian Weavers. Which Way Now? The Slave Ship. *Giacomo Leopardi: The Solitary Sparrow. The Infinite. To Sylvia. Nocturne of a Wandering Shepherd in Asia. *Victor Hugo: The Child Appears. June Nights. Childhood. On Our Hills of the Past. At Dawn, Tomorrow... Russia 1812. At Gautier's Grave. *Gerard de Nerval: from The Chimeras. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. *Alexander Pushkin: The Bronze Horseman. *Honore de Balzac: Colonel Chabert. Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Lotus-Eaters. Ulysses. Tithonus. Robert Browning: My Last Duchess. The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church. Andrea del Sarto. Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Walt Whitman: I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing. Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. A Noiseless Patient Spider. Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener. Emily Dickinson: Success Is Counted Sweetest. I'm "Wife"-I've Finished That. I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed. There's a Certain Slant of Light. I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain. The Soul Selects Her Own Society. Before I Got My Eye Put Out. A Bird Came Down the Walk. After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes. What Soft-Cherubic Creatures. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense. I Heard a Fly Buzz-When I Died. I Am Alive-I Guess. I Like to See it Lap the Miles. Because I Could Not Stop for Death. Presentiment-Is That Long Shadow-On the Lawn. Ample Make This Bed. Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant. My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close. Cultural Texts of Romanticism.*Edmund Burke: from The Sublime and the Beautiful. *Friedrich von Schiller: from On Simple and Sentimental Poetry. *William Wordsworth: from Preface to Lyrical Ballads. *Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: from Conversations with Eckermann. *Mary Wollstonecraft: from Vindication of the Rights of Woman. *Victor Hugo: from Preface to Cromwell. *Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: from The Philosophy of History. REALISM AND NATURALISM. Gustave Flaubert: A Simple Heart. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground. from The Brothers Karamazov: The Grand Inquisitor. *Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata. Henrick Ibsen: A Doll House. Anton Chekhov: Gooseberries. The Cherry Orchard. *Cultural Texts of Realism and Naturalism. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans): from Adam Bede. Emile Zola: from The Experimental Novel. Anton Chekhov: fromLetters. Leo Tolstoy: from Afterword to The Kreutzer Sonata. MODERNS AND CONTEMPORARIES. Modern Literature.Charles Baudelaire: To the Reader. The Albatross. Correspondences. The Head of Hair. Carrion. Spleen. Parisian Dream. A Voyage to Cythera. Tristan Corbiere: Paris by Night. Paris by Day. The End. Paul Verlaine: Song of the Ingenues. Sentimental Conversation. Songs Without Words, VIII. Wisdom, Book III: V. The Art of Poetry. Arthur Rimbaud: The Drunken Boat. Vowels. Stephane Mallarme: Windows. The Azure. Jules LaForgue: For the Book of Love. The Approach of Winter. Guillaume Apollinaire: Annie. Company Commander. The Pretty Redhead. Paul Valery: Helen. Song of the Columns. Asides. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness. William Butler Yeats: The Lake Isle of Innisfree. To Ireland in the Coming Times. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty. A Coat. Easter 1916. The Second Coming. Sailing to Byzantium. Leda and the Swan. Among School Children. Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop. Lapis Lazuli. The Circus Animals' Desertion. Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author. *Rainer Maria Rilke: The Panther. Archaic Torso of Apollo. Duino Elegies: The First Elegy. Thomas Mann: Disorder and Early Sorrow. James Joyce: The Dead. Virginia Woolf: The Mark on the Wall. from A Room of One's Own: Shakespeare's Sister. Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis. D.H. Lawrence: The Horse Dealer's Daughter. T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. *The Waste Land. *Anna Akhmatova: from Evening: The Pillow Hot... Reading Hamlet. "I Have Written Down the Words... " Song of the Last Meeting. Requiem. William Faulkner: An Odor of Verbena. Bertolt Brecht: The Good Woman of Setzuan. Contemporary Literature.*Jean-Paul Sartre: No Exit. Jorge Luis Borges: Tlon , Uqbar, Orbis Tertius. Samuel Beckett: Krapp's Last Tape. Richard Wright: The Man Who Lived Underground. *Italo Calvino: From Italian Folktales. The Parrot. The Canary Prince. Quack, Quack! Stick to My Back! Fair Brow. The Five Scapegraces. Catherine the Wise. Wormwood. James Baldwin: Sonny's Blues. Cynthia Ozick: The Shawl. Athol Fugard: "Master Harold...and the Boys." *Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart. *Cultural Texts of the Modern and Contemporary Periods.Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto. Charles Darwin: from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Friedrich Nietsche: from Beyond Good and Evil.James George Frazer: from The Golden Bough. Sigmund Freud: from The Interpretation of Dreams. Oscar Wilde: from The Decay of Lying. from Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray. W.E.B. DuBois: from The Souls of Black Folk. Simone de Beauvoir: from The Second Sex. Raymond Williams: From The Long Revolution.show more

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