COURSE: ANCIENT LITERATURE AND HISTORY - BOOK: THE AENEID - VIRGIL
Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession...
COURSE: ANCIENT LITERATURE AND HISTORY - BOOK: The Iliad - Homerus
An ancient Greek epic which underpins the whole of western literature, Homer's "The Iliad" is a timeless evocation of the struggle to retain a sense of honour and virtue amidst the horrors of war. This "Penguin Classics" edition is translated with an introduction by Martin...
PACKAGE: COURSE: INTRODUCION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11)
This package contains all required books for the course 'Introduction to literature (UCHUMLIT11)
- Literary theory: A very short introduction
- The reluctant fundamentalist
- Mrs Dalloway
- The hours
- The good woman of Setzuan
This discount only applies if you buy...
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11) - BOOK: The hours - Michael Cunningham
'The Hours' is both an homage to Virginia Woolf and very much its own creature. Even as Michael Cunningham brings his literary idol back to life, he intertwines her story with those of two more contemporary women. One gray suburban London morning in 1923, Woolf awakens from a...
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11) - BOOK: The reluctant fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America .
. . 'So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles.
Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led...
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11) - BOOK: Literary theory: A very short introduction - Jonathan Culler
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to...
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11) - BOOK: The Good Woman of Setzuan - Bertolt Brecht
This play, written during Brecht's exile to the United States and set in pre-Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbours.
COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (UCHUMLIT11) - BOOK: Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
In 'Mrs Dalloway', Virginia Woolf explores the events of one day, impression by impression, minute by minute, as Clarissa Dalloway's and Septimus Smith's worlds look set to collide - this classic novel is beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'She had...