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Title:
Literatures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America : from antiquity to the present
Author:
Barnstone, Willis, 1927-
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
lviii, 1990 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780023060656

9780023060649
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN6014 .L63 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This extraordinary anthology gathers together a tremendously broad selection of representative, authoritative writings — spanning antiquity to the present — from the most ancient non-Western civilizations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent contemporary translations of the best contemporary and classical writers. The selections reflect literary, religious, and philosophical traditions and reveal—despite cultural differences—the universality of life experiences.


Author Notes

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985.

Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry.

His titles include The Complete Poems of Sappho,, Translated with an Introduction, Ancient Greek Lyrics, Love Poems, and Café de l'Aube à Paris, Dawn Café in Paris: Poems Composed in French and Their Translation in English.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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