Cite the text in your bibliography by writing the author's last name, followed by the first name and a period. It has collections of essays by some of the greats, along with sections from novels, and from epic poetry. The newer additions wisely provide more info on styles and schools, for instance essays on poetry syntax and versification or introductions on the principal philosophies of the mid-20th century. But still, I would like to be returned to a literary world filled with realism and prose now. Covers most of the major authors from the Romantic period, prose and poetry. Now, we are even better equipped than before to do what we do best; help teachers teach and students learn.
That the study of how words are used throughout history, of the people and their eras, of popular literature as much as philosophical, is of note to the minds of today. Any edited text especially a text in translation will always procure grumpy objections from people like me. Book is in Used-Good condition. It is a great collection of some of the best from this period. It includes a wide variety of authors and poets to choose from. As of March 4th, 2008, he was Class of 1916 Professor of English Emeritus there. I think the excerpts were excellent choices and the short author bios before each section were very informative.
The first joy of an anthology is in hearing an author's name mentioned, and dashing to the shelf to provide context or a quotation. That's not to say that the Nortons are necessarily evenly distributed between the food groups, but they're a reminder that our predecessors in the Western world have had a lot to say: perhaps we should listen. The same holds true for introducing university students to the subcutaneous layers of literature when their schooling hasn't even prepared them for the epidermis. I love Byron, the man was a god among men when it came to words and this poem is no exception. Hyde is the classic tale of the mad scientist with its roots reaching back to Frankenstein. As self-teaching increases, and as overworked lecturers are driven to assign additional non-classroom work that may involve students reading texts without any pedagogical support, the need for clear and concise contexts grows.
The Day They Burned the Books, Jean Rhys 4. Cite the text in your bibliography by writing the author's last name, followed by the first initial and a period. There is something empowering in taking a work that at first seems impossible to comprehend and then breaking it down and unveiling the absolute beauty of words. Criticize the Norton if you dare. The was produced by independent translators whose versions all came out alike, and this history may have repeated itself here. Auden - Louis MacNeice - Dylan Thomas - Doris Lessing - Harold Pinter - Donald Dave - Philip Larkin - Molly Holden - Thom Gunn - Ted Hughes - Jon Silkin - Elaine Feinstein - Geoffrey Hill - Seamus Heaney ~ Ana Mardoll There are many schools of thought on anthologies, some negative, some positive, all fascinating. In parentheses, type the author's last name followed by the page number from which you drew the information.
Laura, the protagonist, wonderfully illustrates the push and pull of class divisions and how beliefs are passed from parents to children. I concede that the student studying Chaucer at a graduate level will gain much from the original text, but I'm not sure that most students spending two weeks with him early in an Intro to Lit class will have as much luck. Ode on a Grecian Urn, John Keats 4. Bloom laments that the verse-novel is out of fashion because young people don't have the patience or the interest. If you are required to buy this book for a course, my review won't matter to you much one way or another, so this is slated towards the latter group. Considering that the contents, aside from critical commentary are long past copyright protection, just about all the volume's numerous contents must be widely available gratis through the technological ether. Lyrical and poignant lines reflect each sides emotions in each piece.
This is an excellent resource for English literature selections and excerpts. It's a great relief that minorities - whether by number or by power - can now create work that appeals to them, and that our culture is no longer so dwarfed by the behemoths of three television networks or two movie studios. The second joy is even greater: the spontaneous flipping to a page and discovering someone or something new. It also should have some quality annotations, and some snappy footnotes. Mum and Dad would tell us stories from the book and read aloud many of the poems.
Book Summary: The title of this book is The Norton Anthology of English Literature Tenth Edition Vol. I finally finished this big textbook. As I said for volume A, volume B is one of my textbooks for school and so I only did the assigned readings for the class. You ate your Attenborough vegetables, digested your cultural carbs, downed your police protein, and were soothed by the sugar of sci-fi. I love this poem for the portrait it paints and the emotions it evokes; a lot of people would love to take a snapshot of their lives at its perfect moment but I think this poem illustrates the cons and frustrations of that.
Now, I'd probably say: Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Coleridge. Now, we've lost that manner of thinking. I like a footnote with a bit of showmanship, sark even, which this text delivers, along with really useful historical references, dates, and all the usual essentials. These innovations make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and, as ever, unmatched value for students. This is a sad story involving a terrible hunting accident that the narrator knows is going to be misinterpreted by the world. This short story by Rushdie is no exception.
Of course everyone will find at least one author whom they feel is over- or under-represented. Thinking about Coleridge always makes me sad, me reminds me of Aristophanes because both of them were two beings of the greatest potential that threw it all away. The Norton helpfully provides a biography and précis of the author's work so that interested readers can take the next step. I most clearly remember the Victorian poets. And while there's some merit to this argument, I think we ultimately must allow readers an entry point into authors. I always claimed he had the better, not of the argument, but of the rhetoric of the argument.