John Sutherland's A Little History of Literature PDF

John Sutherland's A Little History of Literature PDF

By John Sutherland

ISBN-10: 0300186851

ISBN-13: 9780300186857

This "little history” takes on a really monstrous topic: the fantastic span of literature from Greek fable to image novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. John Sutherland is ideally fitted to the duty. He has researched, taught, and written on nearly each region of literature, and his infectious ardour for books and examining has outlined his personal lifestyles. Now he publications younger readers and the grown-ups of their lives on an wonderful trip "through the wardrobe” to a better expertise of the way literature from internationally can shipping us and aid us to make experience of what it capability to be human.

Sutherland introduces nice classics in his personal impossible to resist approach, enlivening his choices with humor in addition to studying: Beowulf, Shakespeare, Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens, Moby Dick, The Waste Land, Woolf, 1984, and dozens of others. He provides to those a less-expected, own collection of authors and works, together with literature often thought of good under "serious attention"—from the impolite jests of Anglo-Saxon runes to The Da Vinci Code. With masterful digressions into numerous themes—censorship, narrative tips, self-publishing, style, creativity, and madness—Sutherland demonstrates the entire intensity and intrigue of studying. For more youthful readers, he bargains a formal advent to literature, promising to curiosity up to train. For more matured readers, he can provide simply a similar.

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D. F. Fortune’s Sorcerers of Dobu. The portrayal of a matriarchal society in Krige and the discussion of magical language in Malinowski would both have appealed to the devotee of Graves, while the subject of Fortune’s book clearly anticipates his interest in shamanism. However, a letter that he wrote to his parents just before his Finals doesn’t suggest that he took this year’s work seriously: ‘This loitering at University in a pretence of education is rapidly becoming nothing but self-deception, and I shall be no better for another day of it, now that I am sick of it’ (LTH 25).

21. Huws, Memories of Ted Hughes, pp. 19–20. 22. Cox, ‘Ted Hughes’, p. 32. 23. Drue Heinz (1995), ‘Ted Hughes: The Art of Poetry LXXI’, Paris Review 134, p. 85. 32 Ted Hughes and Cambridge 24. Charles Ryskamp in conversation with Mark Wormald, July 2009. 25. Philip Hobsbaum (1999), ‘Ted Hughes at Cambridge’, The Dark Horse 8, p. 7. Feinstein (Ted Hughes, p. 33) quotes this anecdote, but omits Redgrove’s comment. 26. Hobsbaum, ‘Ted Hughes at Cambridge’, pp. 7–8. 27. H. to Olwyn Hughes, May 1956, Emory MSS 980, Box 1, Folder 4.

Feinstein, Ted Hughes, pp. 23–4. 13. Feinstein, Ted Hughes, p. 23. 14. Brian Cox (1999), ‘Ted Hughes (1930–1998): A Personal Retrospect’, Hudson Review 52:1, pp. 31–2. 15. Wilcockson, ‘Ted Hughes’ Undergraduate Years’, p. 152. 16. D. Bradley (1999), ‘Ted Hughes 1930–1998’, Pembroke College Cambridge Society Annual Gazette 73, p. 23. 17. htm. 18. Daniel Huws (2010), Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963 (London: Richard Hollis), pp. 15–16. 19. Feinstein, Ted Hughes, p. 31; Glen Fallows (1999), ‘Reminiscences’, Martlet (Cambridge: Pembroke College), p.

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