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Longman Anthology of World Literature The Ancient World, the Medieval Era, and the Early Modern Period

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ISBN-10: 0321202384

ISBN-13: 9780321202383

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Damrosch, April Alliston, Marshall Brown, Page duBois, Sabry Hafez

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The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume I, offers a fresh and highly teachable presentation of the varieties of world literature from the ancient world through the early modern period. 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 and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many works in their entirety. Classic major authors are presented alongside more recently recovered voices as the editors seek to suggest something of the full literary dialogue of each region and timeline. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations provide a supportive editorial setting. An accompanying Instructor's Manual written by the editors offers practical suggestions for the classroom.
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 3.25" tall
Weight: 5.698
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".

Page duBois is Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

The Ancient World
Cross-Currents: Creation Myths And Social Realities
The Babylonian Theogony
A Memphite theology
The pyramid texts of unas (egypt, c. 2300 B.C.E.)
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
Resonance
From Agganna Sutta (Buddhist counter-creation)
The Great Hymn to the Aten (Egypt, 14th century B.C.E.)
Enuma Elish, The Babylonian Creation Epic (c. 1200 B.C.E.)
Enuma Elish
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
Resonances
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