This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords
This book explores the relationship between Portuguese literature and the environment from medieval times to the present. Contributors examine how Portuguese writers engage with the environment not only to prompt social, political, or philosophical reflections on human society, but also to learn from non-humans.
Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them
Author: Joyce Moss
Category: Literary Criticism
World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country and region, representing approximately 50 works. The detailed essays are approximately 10 pages in length and offer the following features: Introductory profile -- an overview that discuss genre, time, place and other important elements with a synopsis and introduction that places the work in the context of the authors' life Events in history -- a report on the social, political and cultural climate relevant to the work, including primary source documents, charts, timelines and other illustrative materials Literary work in focus -- three sections that place the work in context with an in-depth summary, related history and historical sources Sources for more information -- full citations offering additional sources of information Additional features include illustrations; maps; author and title tables of contents; sidebars; timelines; advisor information; and an alphabetical index of authors, titles, events and personalities. The series contains eight volumes covering the following literatures: Latin American literature African literature British & Irish literature (2 volumes - The Victorian Era to the Present and Celtic Migrations to the Reform Bill ) Spanish & Portuguese literature Middle Eastern literature Italian literature Classic literature