Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition
Part I : Near Eastern and Mediterranean FoundationsBook - 2004
Among the writers featured are Moliere, Racine, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Diderot in France; Defoe, Pope, Swift, Samuel Johnson, and William Blake in England; and Goethe in Germany. Parts VI and VII. James A. W. Heffernan of Dartmouth College completes the course with 24 lectures spanning the Romantic to Modernist eras. He begins with the English romantic poet William Wordsworth and ends with the Irish writer Samuel Beckett, best known for his absurdist drama Waiting for Godot. In between are such 19th- and 20th-century luminaries as Stendhal, Flaubert, Proust, and Camus in France; Melville, Whitman, Twain, and Faulkner in America; Austen, Dickens, Conrad, and Virginia Woolf in England; and others, including Tolstoy, Kafka, and the writer on whom Dr. Heffernan taught a previous Teaching Company course: James Joyce. "The Story of Literature Never Ends" In Lecture 1, Professor Vandiver remarks, "As I was working on putting this course together, I found it absolutely exhilarating. I hope you'll find it equally exciting and rewarding to come along for the ride." Some 40-odd hours of stimulating lectures later, you'll find yourself wishing for more when Professor Heffernan concludes, "The story of literature never ends... it is always being re-invented, recreated, and re-written." We think you'll share our professors' exhilaration and love for these incomparable authors.
Publisher: Chantilly, Virginia :, Teaching Company,, 2004
Edition: 2nd ed.
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 6 compact discs (approximately 360 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in. audio file, CD audio, rda digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, stereo, Digital recording, rda
Alternative Title: Near eastern and mediterranean foundations [sound recording]