Overview:The Western Lit Survival Kit: How to Read the Classics Without Fear - There they sit, the great tomes of classical literature, taunting you with their length and difficulty, as you ask: which books are the most important and why - and what's actually any good? Why does most writing about the classics have words like 'seminal' or 'oeuvre' in it? What does postmodernism mean? Can I get away with just reading the introduction?Now you can enjoy the classics without fear. This survival kit will guide you painlessly through the Western literary canon, century by century: from Ancient Greek drama to the modern novel, via Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Romantic poetry, Tolstoy and Proust. There are entertaining plot summaries, unpretentious definitions of literary movements and fresh insights into authors' lives. With each work assigned ratings from 1 to 10 on Importance, Accessibility and Fun, you'll discover what's really worth bothering with and what you can safely discard without guilt.This book will make the things you've read clearer, inspire you to tackle the ones you've always meant to and make you sound far cleverer than you really are.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726366-9780141044521. It was written by the following authors: Sandra Newman. Book The Western Lit Survival Kit: How to Read the Classics Without Fear, which can be read online, published by the company: Penguin Books Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2012-04-05. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 226 g. File for download The Western Lit Survival Kit: How to Read the Classics Without Fear has PDF format and is called the-western-lit-survival-kit-how-to-read-the-classics-without-fear.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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