Longman Anthology of World Literature The Ancient World

ISBN-10: 0321055330

ISBN-13: 9780321055330

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Damrosch, April Alliston, Marshall Brown, Sabry Hafez, Ursula K. Heise

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The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume A offers a fresh presentation of the varieties of world literature from the ancient world. 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: $55.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 1/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1456
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Theo D�haen is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at K.U. Leuven University, Belgium and has also worked in Holland, France and America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Review , and President of FILLM (Fédération Internationale de Langues et Littératures Modernes) 2008-2012.David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. A past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, he is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature (2004).Djelal Kadir is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professors of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the Founding President of the International American Studies Association and former Editor of the international quarterly World Literature Today .

Volume A
Cross-currents: Creation Myths and Social Realities
The Babylonian Theogony
A Memphite Theology
The Pyramid Texts of Unas (Egypt, c. 2300 B.C.E.), tr
From Utterance 217: The King Joins the Sun-god
Utterances 273-274: The King Feeds on the Gods
Utterance 309: The King Serves the Sun-god
The Rig Veda
Hymn of Creation
Hymn of Man
Hymn to the Dawn
From Agganna Sutta (Buddhist counter-creation)
The Great Hymn to the Aten (Egypt, 14th century B.C.E.)
The Babylonian Creation Epic (c. 1200 B.C.E.)
Birth of the Gods. Conflict Begins
Who will face Tiamat?
The Gods Commission Marduk
Marduk and Tiamat at War
Victory Celebration. Founding of Babylon
Creation of Humanity
Hesiod, from Theogony
Genesis (Israel, c. 900 B.C.E.)
The Ancient Near East
Poetry of Love and Devotion
Last night, as I, the queen, was shining bright (Sumer, c. late 3rd millennium B.C.E.)
Egyptian Love Songs (2nd millennium B.C.E.)
The Song of Songs, Jerusalem Bible tr.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Perspectives: Death and Immortality
The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld (Babylon, 2nd millennium)
From The Book of the Dead (Egypt, 2nd millennium)
Letters to the Dead
Kabti-Ilani-Marduk, from The Erra Epic (Babylon, c. 8th century B.C.E.)
The Book of Job (Israel, c. 900 B.C.E.), Revised Standard Version
From The Babylonian Theodicy
Psalm 22 (My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)
Psalm 102 (Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come unto thee!)
Perspectives: Strangers in a Strange Land
The Story of Sinuhe (Egypt, c. 1925 B.C.E.)
The Two Brothers (Egypt, c. 1200 B.C.E.)
The Joseph Story (Israel, 1st millennium B.C.E.), New International Version
Genesis 35-50: The Joseph Story
The Book of Ruth (Israel, c. 6th century B.C.E.), New International Version. Classical Greece
From The Iliad
Resonances: Oral Composition
Filip Visnjic: The Death of Kraljevic Marko
From Sirat Bani Hilal
The Odyssey
Franz Kafka: The Silence of the Sirens
George Seferis: Upon a Foreign Verse
Derek Walcott: From Omeros
Arkhilokhos, tr. M. L. West
Encounter in a Meadow
The Fox and the Hedgehog
Sappho, tr. M. L. West
Rich-throned immortal Aphrodite
Come, goddess
Some think a fleet
He looks to me to be in heaven
Love shakes my heart
Honestly, I wish I were dead
She worshipped you
Like a sweet-apple
The doorman's feet
H.D.: from The Wise Sappho
Alejandra Pizarnik: Poem, Lovers, Recognition, Meaning of His Absence, Dawn, Falling
Alkaios, tr. M. L. West
And fluttered Argive Hel
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