The Classics of World Literature in One Volume

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The 'Classics of World Literature in One Volume' offers an unprecedented assembly of literary greatness, uniting an eclectic array of styles, periods, and cultural perspectives under a single cover. This anthology encapsulates the essence of humanity's intellectual and creative odyssey, traversing through the ancient philosophies of Confucius and Plato, the romanticism of Goethe and the Brontë sisters, the existential ponderings of Dostoyevsky and Nietzsche, to the modernist landscapes of Joyce and Woolf. It weaves together a tapestry of themes, from the depths of personal introspection to the broadest sweeps of societal critiques, showcasing the diversity and evolution of literary expression. Standout pieces highlight the birth of genres, the innovation of narrative structures, and the profound impact of cultural and historical contexts on literary creation. The contributing authors and editors, each a titan in their own right, bring a rich mosaic of backgrounds, philosophical ideologies, and cultural legacies. This collection not only spans continents and millennia but also encapsulates pivotal moments in the literary canon, aligning with significant historical, cultural, and literary movements. From the foundational texts of Eastern philosophy to the groundbreaking novellas of the Western canon, these writers collectively forge a comprehensive overview of human thought and the perennial quest for understanding and expression. Their works, diverse yet interconnected, enrich the reader's grasp of the anthology's central themes, offering a multi-faceted perspective on the complexities of the human condition. 'Reading The Classics of World Literature in One Volume' is akin to embarking on a grand tour of human intellect and imagination. It is an essential compendium for scholars, students, and casual readers alike, presenting a unique opportunity to engage with the seminal works that have shaped global literary and cultural landscapes. This anthology invites readers to explore the nexus of philosophy, history, and narrative artistry. In doing so, it not only educates but also inspires a deeper appreciation of the literary arts and their role in reflecting and shaping the world. Through the dialogue fostered between these varied voices, the collection stands as a testament to the enduring power and relevance of classical literature.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) stands among the towering figures of Western literature, widely considered Germany's greatest poet and playwright, as well as a profound thinker and statesman. Born in Frankfurt, Goethe manifested an early interest in literature, which was encouraged by his father. His early education was comprehensive, studying languages, law, and natural sciences at the University of Leipzig and later in Strasbourg. However, it was his literary pursuits that garnered him early fame, starting with 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' (1774), a novel that captured the Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) movement's zeitgeist. Goethe's literary style evolved significantly over his long career. His magnum opus, 'Faust', a two-part dramatic work, distilled his philosophical and poetic vision into a narrative of one man's pact with the devil and search for transcendence. Beyond these, Goethe's body of work encompassed poetry, prose, and drama, and his influence extended to the realms of science and philosophy. 'The Classics of World Literature in One Volume', presumably a compendium, reflects Goethe's deep engagement with the classical traditions and his lasting impact on the Western canon. Goethe's works remain pivotal in discussions of Romanticism, humanism, and the development of German literature and thought. His writings continue to be studied for their artistic merit, intellectual depth, and their contributions to various disciplines.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 40829 Pages

Filesize: 56.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547398981