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A Brief History of World Literature
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
           
   
 

Dictionary of Writers

 


CONTENTS:

 

PART I
 


Raphael. The Parnassus
 



A Brief History of Western Literature

 

The Beginnings of Literature. Myths and Legends

Classical Myth

Myth and Mystery

Bible

Hebrew literature

Ancient Greek literature

Ancient Greek literature. Greek theatre

Ancient Greek literature. Philosophical prose

Latin (Roman) literature

Latin (Roman) Literature. The Silver Age

Latin (Roman) Literature. Renaissance

Modern Italian Literature

The Middle Ages Literature

The Middle Ages. Elizabethan England

The Restoration

The Rise of the Novel

Cervantes and Spanish literature

The Enlightenment

Romanticism

Classicism and Naturalism

The 19th century - Prose

The 20th century - Modernism

The 20th century - The Political Novel

 

PART II

 

 


English literature


The Old English period

The early Middle English period

The later Middle English and early Renaissance periods

The Renaissance period: 1550–1660

Elizabethan and early Stuart drama

Effect of religion and science on early Stuart prose

The Restoration

The 18th century

The 18th century. The novel

The Romantic period

The later Romantics

The Post-Romantic and Victorian eras

Late Victorian literature

The 20th century. The Modernist revolution

The literature of World War I and the interwar period

Literature after 1945. Fiction. Poetry

Literature after 1945. Drama. The 21st century

 

 

PART III

 

 


French literature


The Middle Ages

The 16th century

The 17th century

The 18th century to the Revolution of 1789

From 1789 to the mid-19th century

19th-century thought

The 20th century. From 1900 to 1940

The mid-20th century. Approaching the 21st century

 

 

PART IV

 

 


German literature


Origins and Middle Ages

Late Middle Ages and early Renaissance

The 18th century

The 19th century

The 19th century. Fin de siecle movements

The 20th century

 

 

PART V

 

 


Russian literature


Old Russian literature. (10th–17th centuries)

The 18th century

The 19th century

The Silver Age.
(From the 1890s to 1917)

Post-Revolutionary literature

Thaws and freezes
 

 

PART VI

 

 


American literature


The 17th century

The 18th century

Early 19th-century literature

From the Civil War to 1914

The 20th century. Writing from 1914 to 1945

The 20th century. After World War II

 

 

PART VII

 

 

 


Eastern Literature



South Asian Literature


Chinese Literature

Japanese Literature

Persian Literature

Arabic Literature



 

 

PART VIII

 

 
 


Miscellanea
 

PRINTS AND POETRY




The Story of Alphabets

"Netherlandish Proverbs" Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

William Blake "The Book of Job"

Thomas
Rowlandson "Doctor Syntax"

Max Ernst    "A Week of Kindness" (A surrealistic novel in collage)

"HOKUSAI'S VIEWS OF MT. FUJI" with poems by Easley Stephen Jones

"HIROSHIGE'S TOKAIDO" In Prints and Poetry

Dreamland Japan
"MANGA, JAPANESE COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
"
"Basilisk" Manga by Masaki Segawa
 

 

PART IX
 

 
 


Dictionary



 

 
 
     
 
 

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