Longman Anthology of World Literature The Medieval Era

ISBN-10: 0205625967

ISBN-13: 9780205625963

Edition: 2nd 2009

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The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume Boffers a fresh presentation of the varieties of world literature from the medieval era.The editors of the anthology have sought to find economical ways to place texts within their cultural contexts, and have selected and grouped materials in ways intended to foster connections and conversations across the anthology, between eras as well as regions. The anthology includes epic, lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many works in their entirety. Classic major authors are presented together with more recently recovered voices as the editors seek to suggest something of the full literary dialogue of each region and period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations will provide a supportive editorial setting.For anyone interested in world literature.
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List price: $78.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

David Damrosch is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of "The Narrative Covenant" and "We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University" and the general editor of "The Longman Anthology of British Literature".

Volume B: The Medieval Era
Medieval China
Women In Early China
Liu Xiang (c. 78-8 B.C.E.)
Memoirs of Women
The Mother of Mencius
Ban Zhao (c. 45-120)
Lessons for Women
Yuan Cai (c. 1140-1195) from Precepts for Social Life
Voices Of Women
Here's a Willow Bough
Midnight Songs
A Peacock Southeast Flew
Ballad of Mulan
Yaun Zhen (c. 779-831)
The Story of Yingying
Wang Shifu: from The Story of the Western Wing
Tao Qian (c. 365-427)
Biography of the Gentleman of the Five Willows
Peach Blossom Spring
Wang Wei (701-761): Song of Peach Blossom Spring
The Return
Returning to the Farm to Dwell
From On Reading the Seas and Mountains Classic
The Double Ninth, in Retirement
In the Sixth Month of 408, Fire
Begging for Food
Finding Fault with My Sons
Twenty Poems after Drinking Wine
Han Shan (c. 600-800)
Men ask the way to Cold Mountain
Spring water in the green creek is clear
When men see Han-shan
I climb the road to Cold Mountain
Wonderful, this road to Cold Mountain
Cold cliffs, more beautiful the deeper you enter
Men these days search for a way through the clouds
Today I sat before the cliff
Have I a body or have I none
My mind is like the autumn moon
Do you have the poems of Han-shan in your house?
Lu-qui Yin: from Preface to the poems of Han-shan
Poetry Of The Tang Dynasty
Twang Wei (701-761) from The Wang River Collection
1 Meng Wall Cove
5 Deer Enclosure
8 Sophora Path
11 Lake Yi
17 Bamboo Lodge
Bird Call Valley
Farewell to Yuan the Second on His Mission to Anxi
Visiting the Temple of Gathered Fragrance
Zhongnan Retreat
In Response to Vice-Magistrate Zhang
Tli Bo (701-62)
Drinking Alone by Moon
Fighting South of the Ramparts
The Road to Shu is Hard
Bring in the Wine
The Jewel Stairs' Grievance
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Listening to a Monk from Shu Playing the Lute
Farewell to a Friend
In the Quiet Night
Sitting Alone by Jingting Mountain
Question and Answer in the Mountains
du Fu (712-770)
Ballad of the Army Carts
Moonlit Night
Spring Prospect
Traveling at Night
Autumn Meditations
Yangzi and Han
bo Juyi (772-846)
Song of Unending Sorrow
Perspectives: What is "Literature"?
Cao Pi (187-226) from A Discourse on Literature
Lu Ji (261-302) from Rhymeprose on Literature
Liu Xie from The Literary Mind
Wang Changling (c. 690- c. 756) from A Discussion of Literature and Meaning
Sikong Tu (837-908) from The Twenty-four Classes of Poetry
Man'�Sh�, Collection Of Ten Thousand Leaves (c. 702 - c. 785)
Emperor Y�ryaku (r. 456-479) Your basket, with your lovely basket
Emperor J�mei (r. 629-641) Climbing Kagu Mountain and looking upon the land
Princess Nukata (c. 638-active until 690's) On spring and autumn
Kakinomoro No Hitomaro (active 689-700) On passing the ruined capital of �mi
Kakinomoro No Hitomaro(active 689-700) On leaving his wife as he set out from Iwami
Kakinomoro No Hitomaro(active 689-700) After the death of his wife
Yamabe No Akahito (fl. 724-736) On Mount Fuji
Yamanoue No Okura (c. 660-c. 733) Of longing for his children
Murasaki Shikibu (c. 978 - c. 1014) from The Tale of Genji
The Paulownia Court
The Broom Tree
An Autumn Excursion
The Sacred Tree
New Herbs (Part 1)
New Herbs (Part 2)
The Oak Tree
The Rites
The Wizard
Murasaki Shikibu: from Diary
Daughter of Sugawara No Takasue: from Sarashina Diary
Riverside Counselor's Stories: The Woman Who Preferred Insects
Perspectives: Courtly Women
Ono No Komachi (fl. c. 850)
While watching (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
Did he appear (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
When my desire (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
The seaweed gatherer's weary feet (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
The autumn night (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
I thought to pick (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
I know it must be this way (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
My longing for you (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
Though I go to him constantly (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
How invisibly (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
This body (trans. Jane Hirschfield with Aratani)
Mitchitsuna's Mother (936-995) from The KagerM Diary
Sei Sh�nagon (c. 965- c. 1017) from The Pillowbook
Tales Of Heike (14<sup>th</sup> century)
Bells of Gion Monastery
The Death of Kiyomori
The Death of Lord Kiso
The Death of Atsumori
Death of Noritsune
The Drowning of the Emperor
The Six Paths of Existence
The Death of the Imperial Lady
Noh: Drama of Ghosts, Memories, and Salvation
Zeami (c. 1363- c. 1443)
Atsumori, a Tale of Heike Play
Pining Wind
Ky�gen, Comic Interludes: Delicious Poison
Classical Arabic And Islamic Literatures
Pre-Islamic Poetry
Imru' Al-Qays (d. c. 550)
Mu'allaqah "Stop, let us weep at the memory of a loved one"
Al-Khansa' (c. 575-646)
A mote in your eye, dust blown on the wind?
Elegy for Ritha Sakhr "In the evening remembrance keeps me awake"
The Brigand Poets - Al Sa'Alik
Urwah ibn al-Ward, Do not be so free with your blame of me
Ta'abbata Sharra, Come, who will convey to the young men
Ta'abbata Sharra, A piece of news has come to us
The Qur'an
from Sura 41. Revelations Well Expounded
from Sura 79. The Soul Snatchers
from Sura 15. The Rocky Tract
from Sura 2. The Cow
from Sura 7. The Heights
Sura 1. The Opening
from Sura 4. Women
from Sura 5. The Table
from Sura 8. The Spoils
from Sura 12. Joseph
from Sura 16. The Bee
from Sura 18. The Cave
from Sura 19. Mary
from Sura 21. The Prophets
from Sura 24. Light
from Sura 28. The Story
from Sura 36. Ya Sin
from Sura 48. Victory
Sura 71. Noah
Sura 87. The Most High
Sura 93. Daylight
Sura 96. Clots of Blood
Sura 110. Help
Ibn Sa'ad: from The Prophet and his Disciples (trans. Haq and Ghazanfar)
Hafiz (c. 1317 -1389)
The House of Hope
A Mad Heart
Cup in Hand
Last Night I Dreamed
All My Pleasure
Wild Deer
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Blissful Yearning
Perspectives: Poetry, Wine and Love
Abu Nuwas (755 - c. 815)
Splendid young blades, like lamps in the darkness
My body is racked with sickness, worn out by exhaustion
Praise wine in its sweetness
O censor, I satisfied the Imam, he was content
Bringing the cup of oblivion for sadness
What's between me and the censurers
His friend called him Sammaja for his beauty
One possessed with a rosy cheek
Hasab al-Shaik Ja'far: from Descent of Abu Nuwas
Ibn al-Rumi (836-889)
Say to whomever finds fault with the poem of his panegyrist
I have been deprived of all the comforts of life
I thought of you the day my journeys
Sweet sleep has been barred from my eyes
Al-Mutanabbi (915-955)
On Hearing in Egypt that his Death had been Reported
Satire on Kafur Composed... before the Poet's Departure
Panegyric to Abdud al-Daula and his sons
The Thousand And One Nights (9<sup>th</sup> - 14<sup>th</sup> century)
Prologue: The Story of King Shahrayar and Shahrazad
His Vizier's Daughter
The Tale of the Ox and the Donkey
The Tale of the Merchant and His Wife
The Tale of the Porter and the Young Girls
Tale of the Second Kalander
The Tale of Zubaidah, the First of the Girls from The Tale of Sympathy the Learned, Powys Mathers after J.C. Mardrus from An Adventure of the Poet Abu Nuwas, Powys Mathers after J.C. Mardrus
The Flowering Terrace of Wit and the Garden of Gallantry
The Youth and His Master
The Wonderful Bag
Al-Rashid Judges of Love from The End of Ja'far and the Barmakids
Resonance from The History of al-Tabari
Translations: One Thousand and One Nights
Jala Al-Din Rumi (1207-1273)
What excuses have you to offer, my heart, for so many shortcomings?
The king has come, the king has come, adorn your palace-hall
Have you ever seen any lover who was satiated with this passion?
Three days it is now since my fair one has become changed
The month of December has departed, and January too
We have become drunk, and our heart has departed
We are foes to ourselves, and friends to him who slays us
Not for a single moment do I let hold of you
Who'll take us home, now we've drunk ourselves blind?
Perspectives: Asceticism, Sufism, and Wisdom
Al-Hallaj (857-922)
I have a dear friend whom I visit in solitary places
I continued to float on the sea of love
Painful enough it is that I am ever calling out to You
Your place in my heart is the whole of my heart
You who blame me for my love of Him
I swear to God, the sun has never risen or set
Ah! I or You? These are two Gods
Here am I, here am I, O my secret, O my trust!
I am not I and I am not He; then who am I and who is He?
Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240)
O domicile without rival, neither abandoned
I am "The Reviver"-I speak not allusively
Of knowers, am I not most avaricious
Truly, my two Friends, I am a keeper of the Holy Law
Time is passing by the days of my youth and vigor
Bouts of dryness came upon me constantly from every side
Law and Soundness make of him a heretic
The time of my release, which I had always calculated
To that which they don't understand all people do oppose
The abode from which thou art absent is sad
Farid al-Din al'Attar (c. 1119- c. 1190) from The Conference of the Birds
Firdawsi (c. 940-1020)
Shah-nama: The Book of Kings
from The Tragedy of Sohr�b and Rost�m
Ibn Battuta (1304-1369)
from The Travels of Ibn Battuta
Medieval Europe
Beowulf (c. 750-950)
Resonances from The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
Jorge Luis Borges: Poem Written in the Copy of Beowulf
The Poem Of The Cid (late 12th-early 13th century)
Perspectives: Iberia, the Meeting of Three Worlds
Castilian Ballads and Traditional Songs (c. 11<sup>th</sup> -14<sup>th</sup> century)
Ballad of Juliana
These mountains, mother
I will not pick verbena
Three moorish girls
Mozarabic Kharjas (10th-early 11th century)
As if you were a stranger
Ah tell me, little sisters
My lord Ibrahim
I'll give you such love
Take me out of this plight
Mother, I shall not sleep
Ibn Hazm (c. 994-1064) from The Dove's Neckring
Ibn Rushd (Averro�;s), (1126-1198) from The Decisive Treatise Determining the Nature of the Connection
Between Religion and Philosophy
Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240)
Gentle now, doves
Solomon Ibn Gabirol (c. 1021- c. 1057)
She looked at me and her eyelids burned
Behold the sun at evening
The mind is flawed
Winter wrote with the ink of its rain and showers
Yehuda Ha-Levi (before 1075-1141)
Cups without wine are lowly
Ofra does her laundry with my tears
Once when I fondled him upon my thighs
From time's beginning, You were love's abode
Your breeze, Western shore, is perfumed
My heart is in the east
from The Book of the Khazars
Ram�n Lull (1232-1315)
from Blanquerna: The Book of the Lover and the Beloved
Dom Dinis, King of Portugal (1261-1325)
Proven�als right well may versify
Of what are you dying, daughter?
O blossoms of the verdant pine
The lovely girl arose at earliest dawn
Martin Codax (fl. mid-13th century)
Ah God, if only my love could know
My beautiful sister, come hurry with me
Oh waves that I've come to see
Marie De France (mid-12th - early 13th century)
Bisclavret (The Werewolf)
Chevrefoil (The Honeysuckle)
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight (late 14th century)
Abelard (c. 1079 - c. 1142) and Heloise (c. 1095 - c. 1163) from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Abelard: David's Lament for Jonathan
Abelard and Heloise: from Yes and No
Bernard of Clairvaux: Letters against Abelard
from The Play Of Adam (c. 1150)
Scene 1, Adam and Eve
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
from La Vita Nuova
The Divine Comedy
Canto 1: Arrival at Mount Purgatory
Canto 2: The Ship of Souls
Canto 22: The Angel of Liberality
Canto 29: The Procession in the Earthly Paradise
Canto 30: Beatrice Appears
Canto 1: Ascent Toward the Heavens
Canto 3: The Souls Approach
Canto 31: The Celestial Rose
Canto 33: The Vision of God
Dante's Hell
Chaucer: from The Monk's Tale
Thomas Medwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley: from Ugolino
Amiri Baraka: from The System of Dante's Hell
Translations: Dante Alighieri
Marco Polo (c. 1254-1324) from The Book of Wonders
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Kubla Khan
Italo Calvino: from Invisible Cities
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400)
Canterbury Tales
The General Prologue
The Miller's Prologue
The Miller's Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Wife of Bath's Tale
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