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The Resource A little history of literature, John Sutherland

A little history of literature, John Sutherland

Label
A little history of literature
Title
A little history of literature
Statement of responsibility
John Sutherland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This "little history" takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' to 'Harry Potter.' John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has researched, taught, and written on virtually every area of literature, and his infectious passion for books and reading has defined his own life. Now he guides young readers and the grown-ups in their lives on an entertaining journey "through the wardrobe" to a greater awareness of how literature from across the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human. Sutherland introduces great classics in his own irresistible way, enlivening his offerings with humour as well as learning: 'Beowulf, ' Shakespeare, 'Don Quixote, ' the Romantics, Dickens, 'Moby Dick, ' 'The Waste Land, ' Woolf, "1984, " and dozens of others. He adds to these a less-expected, personal selection of authors and works, including literature usually considered well below 'serious attention.'
Summary
From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10232479
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutherland, John
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illuminations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A little history of literature, John Sutherland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051738097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780300186857
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A little history of literature, John Sutherland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051738097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780300186857
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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