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THE WESTERN LIT SURVIVAL KIT
HOW TO READ THE CLASSICS WITHOUT FEAR
SANDRA NEWMAN

PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (APR 2012)
PAPERBACK, 304 pages, 197 x 130 mm.
Prod. # 9780141044521 (British edition)
Category: Biography and memoir

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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? This title guides you through the Western literary canon, century by century: from Ancient Greek drama to the modern novel, via Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Proust.

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