Illustrated Timeline Of Western Literature, The - A Crash Course In Words & Pictures
Professors, students, and anyone who loves to read will want thisfascinating and attractive volume. Beginning with great works fromAntiquity to the Middle Ages, this literary timeline gallops fromMesopotamian pictograms and Julius Caesars Commentaries on theGallic to Renaissance and Baroque masterworks by Machiavelli andMolire, and on to modernism. Along the way, it presents the birthof the novel, Gothic chills, Thomas Paines rabble-rousing, as wellas landmark French and Russian authors, Emersons essays, and thefirst detective story by Poe. Victoriana, the Aesthetic Movement,Utopian Literature, and Naturalism make their appearance, all theway up to todays Tom Stoppard and Tony Kushner. Theres a detailedintroduction, plus colour-coding to show whether a work is poetry,fiction, non-fiction, or drama.
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