Introduction to Literary Context: World Literature

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36 Essays

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May 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 8"x10"

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Introduction to Literary Context
World Literature

Introduction to Literary Context: World Literature provides richly detailed essays on significant works of literature from around the world that are studied by high school and undergraduate college students. With coverage of both novels and works of short fiction, the essays provide an in-depth examination of the moststudied, historical and contemporary works of literature from around the world. 

Each 8-10 page concise essay examines each work through the following categories:

• Content Synopsis
• Societal Context
• Scientific & Technological Context
• Biographical Context

This volume includes discussion of over 40 novels and works of short fiction, including: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde); Out of Africa (Isak Dinesen); The Year of Living Dangerously (Christopher Koch); Schindler’s List (Thomas Keneally); Ulysses and Dubliners (James Joyce); The Twyborn Affair (Patrick White); The House of Spirits (Isabel Allende); At Swim-Two-Birds (Flann O’Brien); The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka); The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) and Candide, Or, Optimism (Volatire).

The essays in Introduction to Literary Context: World Literature also include a list of Additional Contemporary Novels, Discussion Questions, and Essay Ideas to help students get the most out of their study of these works.