World Literature: 1800 To the Present (College Review Series)
- Publish Date: 1994-08-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Arthur H. Bell;Vincent F. Hopper;Bernard D. N. Grebanier
Chronology . Works at a Glance . Topic Summaries . Glossary . Suggested Readings . Review Questions . A survey of major world writing from the dawn of the Romantic movements int he nineteenth century to the present day. It begins with figures such as Rousseau, Goethe, and Schiller, and concludes with major contemporary works including writing from Third World Culture. Baron's College Review volumes make excellent supplements to college survey courses. Their broad overviews of subject material also make them fine brush-up texts for students preparing for standardized tests. Books in this series contain chronologies, works at a glance, topic summaries, glossaries, suggested readings, review questions, and indexes. 1800 to Present. As the nineteenth century opened, the European literary consciousness was dominated by the towering figure of Goethe and by Romantic poets such as Schiller. the rise of the continental European novel encompassed figures such as Stendhal, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Balzac, and Flaubert, while major dramatists included Ibsen and Chekhov. The twentieth century witnessed radically new techniques and ideas through such writers as Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, jean-Paul Sartre, samuel Beckett, and Jean Genet. This volume brings the literary picture up to the present with discussions of post-modernists, third-World writers such as Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, and voices from Africa, India, China and Japan.