Summary: Seven years ago, W. W. Norton changed the way world literature is taught by introducing The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Expanded Edition. Leading the field once again, Norton is proud to publish the anthology for the new century, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition. Now published in six paperback volumes (packaged in two attractive slipcases), the new anthology boasts slimmer volumes, thicker paper, a bolder typeface, and dozens of ne ...show morewly included or newly translated works from around the world.
The Norton Anthology of World Literature represents continuity as well as change. Like its predecessor, the anthology is a compact library of world literature, offering an astounding forty-three complete longer works, more than fifty prose works, over one hundred lyric poems, and twenty-three plays. More portable, more suitable for period courses, more pleasant to read, and more attuned to current teaching and research trends, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most authoritative, comprehensive, and teachable anthology for the world literature survey.
Hightlight: NEW! Students using The Norton Anthology of World Literature for Fall 2003 classes will have access to contextual materials that will enrich their reading and inform their interpretive work. Visit the emedia and ancillaries page for more information about new color plates and online discovery modules.
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Forty-Three Complete Longer Works
Providing students with exceptional value and instructors with increased flexibility, The Norton Anthology of World Literature offers an unparalleled number and variety of complete works--forty-three in all.
Ample Selection of Prose Fiction
The addition of thirteen short stories and other prose works to the Second Edition rounds out an impressive collection of over fifty pieces of prose fiction. New selections include Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov, The Dead by James Joyce, The Bear by William Faulkner, The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, The Old Chief Mshlanga by Doris Lessing, Love in a Fallen City by Zhang Ailing, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Gas Chamber by Tadeusz Borowski, The Daydreams of a Drunk Woman by Clarice Lispector, In Camera by Nawal El Saadawi, Walker Brothers Cowboy by Alice Munro, and The Rooftop Dwellers by Anita Desai.
Expanded Selection of Women's Writing
The Second Edition expands on its representation of women's writing with the inclusion of eleven new women authors. The edition also features expanded and revised selections by women authors who have been included in previous editions. New and expanded selections include:
Over one hundred lyric poems have been added to the Second Edition, more than doubling the representation of this important literary form. Newly included are three sections devoted to lyric poetry--"Medieval Lyrics," "Continental Romantic Lyrics," and "Dada-Surrealist Poetry"--and many individual additions throughout the anthology, including new poems from China, India, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
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