A Brief History of Western Literature
(based on Hamlyn History Literature by Neil Grant)

INTRODUCTION WESTERN LITERATURE
THE FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN LITERATURE
THE BIBLE
CLASSICAL  LITERATURE
THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE
THE 17-18th CENTURY 
THE 18-19th CENTURY 
MODERNISM





Masterpieces of World Literature
(Edited by Frank N. Magill)

Biographies of Writers and Philosophers






A Brief History of Western Philosophy

INTRODUCTION PHYLOSOPHY
The nature of Western philosophy
Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy
Medieval philosophy
Renaissance philosophy
Modern philosophy
Contemporary philosophy



Western Literature in Illustrations
From The Bible & Greek Myths to Lewis Carroll "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"


EXPLORATION (in Russian): THE SECRETS OF THE CRAFT
Homer  "Iliad "and "Odyssey"
Aleksandr Pushkin "Yevgeny Onegin"
Osip Mandelshtam - Marina Tsvetaeva - Anna Achmatova - Joseph Brodsky

 
 


WRITERS, PHILOSOPHERS
 


TEXT
 

ABELARD PETER

"The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise"
Translated by Anonymous, edited by Israel Gollancz and Honnor Morten

AKHMATOVA ANNA

"Requiem"
Translated by Yevgeny Bonver and Sasha Soldatow

(in Russian):
Anna Achmatova

ANDERSEN  HANS CHRISTIAN

"The Fairy Tales"

APULEIUS

"The Golden Asse"
Translated by William Adlington

ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS

"The Arabian Nights"
Translated by Sir Richard Burton

ARETINO PIETRO

"Dialogues"

"Sonetti lussuriosi"

ARIOSTO  LUDOVICO

"Orlando Enraged"
canto 1,2,3,4

ARISTOPHANES

"Lysistrata"
Translator Unknown

ARISTOTLE

"Poetics"
Translated by S. H. Butcher

AUGUSTINE SAINT

"Confessions"
Translated ALBERT C. OUTLER

 

BASHO MATSUO

"Basho's Haiku"
Translated by Robert Hass

BAUDELAIRE  CHARLES

"The Flowers of Evil"
Translated by Cyril Scott

BEOWULF

"Beowulf"

BLAKE  WILLIAM

"Songs of Innocence"
"Songs of Experience"

BLOK ALEKSANDR

"Poems"

BOCCACCIO  GIOVANNI

"The Decameron"
Translated by John Florio

BOLL HEINRICH

Nobel Lecture, 1973

BRETON ANDRE

Manifesto of Surrealism

What is Surrealism?

Second Manifesto of Surrealism

BRODSKY JOSEPH

Poems

Nobel Lecture, 1987


(in Russian): Joseph Brodsky

BROWNING  ELIZABETH BARRETT

"Sonnets from the Portuguese"

BROWNING  ROBERT

Poems

BULGAKOV MIHAIL

"The Master and Margarita"
Translated by Michael Glenny

BUNYAN  JOHN

"The Pilgrimís Progress "
Transcribed by C.E.K.

BYRON  GEORGE GORDON LORD

"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 





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