World Poetry An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

ISBN-10: 0393041301
ISBN-13: 9780393041309
Edition: 1997
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.312

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey A. Cordell obtained his Ph.D. in synthetic natural product chemistry at the University of Manchester in 1970. After two years as a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, M.I.T., he joined the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). A Professor since 1980, he served as a Department Head for 12 years and as Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy for almost three years, as well as holding several other senior academic and research administrative positions at the Department, College, and Campus levels. He was the Co-founder of the US - Thai Consortium for Pharmacy Education, which developed and trained faculty for six new schools of pharmacy in Thailand. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007. Since 1983, he has served as President of Natural Products Inc., a consulting company. He is the author of about 600 research publications, book chapters, comprehensive reviews and professional publications; is the author of two books, with three more in progress; the editor of 37 books, including 29 volumes in the series "The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology"; is Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines; and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of 26 international scientific journals. He is a former President of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and is also an Honorary Member. In 1981, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Munich with Professor Hildebert Wagner. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society, the Linnean Society of London, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. In addition to assisting international organizations and corporations in several countries around the world to develop their research and academic programs, he is an Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; and at Amity University, Noida, India. He is also a Visiting Professor at universities in Peru, Malaysia, and Brasil, and an International Collaborative Partner of the UTAR Global Research Network in Malaysia in the areas of biodiversity and cancer. In addition, he is a member of the International Advisory Board of several natural product research institutes. His interests include the chemistry and biosynthesis of alkaloids, the sustainability and quality control of medicinal agents, the remote detection of biologically active natural products, and the use of vegetables as chemical reagents.She was a writer, translator, and freelance editior whose writing appeared in The Paris Review, The New Republic, and The New York Times Book Review.

Foreword
Introduction
Introduction
Poets of the Bronze and Iron Ages (2200-250 B.C.)
Sumer and the Ancient Near East: Poetry in Akkadian, Old Babylonian, and Assyrian; Egypt; Poetry from the Hebrew Bible; Archaic Greek Poetry and the Homeric Tradition
India: The Vedas to the Bhagavad-Gita
China: The Chou Dynasty and the Warring States Period
The Classical Empires, East and West (750 B.C.-A.D. 500)
Greek Poetry: From the Lyric Age Through the Hellenistic Period
Latin Poetry: From its Origins Through the Late Roman Empire
India: The Mauryan Dynasty and the Dravidian Kingdoms
The Postclassical World (A.D. 250-1200)
India: The Golden Age of Courtly Verse
China: Three Kingdoms Period Through the T'ang Dynasty; Korea: Early Poetry in the Chinese Style
Japan: From the Earliest Verse Through the Heian Period
Arabia: From Pre-Islamic Verse Through the Eleventh Century
Medieval Latin Poetry, Fourth Through Twelfth Centuries
Poetry in Celtic Languages
Anglo-Saxon Poetry
The Rise of the Vernacular (950-1450)
Northern Europe: Icelandic Saga, Finnish, the Norse Languages, and the German Minnesingers
Southern Europe: French National Epic; Lyric Poetry in French, Provencal, Spanish, Galicio-Portuguese, and Italian
The Beginnings of Slavic Poetry; Byzantine Greek Verse
Medieval Verse from the British Isles
Hebrew and Arabic Verse from Andalusian Spain and the Middle East; The Golden Age of Persian Poetry
Poetry from Inner Asia
China: The Sung and Yuan Dynasties
Japan: The Kamakura and Early Muromachi Periods
Korea: The Koryo Dynasty
Early Vietnamese Poetry
India: Secular and Sacred Lyric Verse
Mayan Poetry: the Popol Vuh
The Renaissance in Europe; Late Traditional Verse from the Americas, South Asia, and East Asia (1350-1625)
English Poetry: Chaucer Through Spenser and Shakespeare
Lyric Verse from Continental Europe
Mesoamerican and Andean Poetry
India: Devotional Verse
East Asia: Ming China; Choson Korea; Vietnam; Muromachi Japan
The Seventeenth Century (1600-1700)
England: Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetry
Poetry in the Celtic Languages of Scotland and Ireland
The Baroque in Northern Europe
Poetry in Romance Languages
Central Europe: Polish and Finnish
The Ottoman Empire and the Balkans
India: Late Traditional Secular and Sacred Verse
East Asian Verse: Early Ch'ing Dynasty China; Tibet; Middle Choson Korea; Early Edo Japan
From the Eighteenth Century into the Early Twentieth Century (1700-1915)
English-Language Poetry from England, Ireland and America from the Augustans Through the Victorian Age; Late Traditional Verse in Irish Gaelic
Western and Southern Europe: The Romantic Era to the Symbolists
Central Europe and Russia
Persia and the Indian Subcontinent
East Asian Poetry: Revivals and Innovations
Southeast Asia: New Vernacular Traditions
The Pacific Islands
Native American Poetry
Africa: Poetry
The Twentieth Century (1915- )
Poetry in the Languages of Continental Europe
Poetry in Non-European Languages; Poetry in English and French from Non-European Cultures
Modern Poetry in English
Acknowledgments
Index of Poets and Translators
Index of Titles

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