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Inhaltsangabe: Literature and Its Times provides the historical background of 300 of the most-studied novels, plays, poems, speeches and short stories. This 5-vol. set is arranged chronologically from ancient times to the present, with the entries in each volume arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry examines both the historical setting of the literary work and the historical events taking place at the time the work was written.
From Booklist: In recent years, there has been an emphasis on teaching across the curriculum. Gale has applied that concept to this new set, which is arranged chronologically from 3000 B.C. to future times (A.D. 2500 plus), profiling 300 novels, short stories, biographies, speeches, poems, and plays in the context of their historical periods. For example, Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Letter are discussed in volume 1, Ancient Times to the American and French Revolutions, because, although both were published in the nineteenth century, they are set in an earlier era. Whether the literary work was published during the time of its setting or decades later, Literature and Its Times provides insight into both the time in which it takes place and the time in which it was written.
More than 80 librarians, secondary teachers, and university professors were responsible for the selection of titles included in this series. The criteria utilized during the selection process were based on the frequency with which the works are studied and their close relationship to historical events. Not only are classics, such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, included, so are works by ethnic and female authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Mildred Taylor. Entries within each of the five volumes are arranged alphabetically. Each volume begins with an introduction to that volume followed by a chart of the chronology of relevant events and the corresponding literary works set in the period. Also included are an author and a title index. Each volume ends with a cumulative index of all five volumes by subject, author, and title, which makes searching easy.
Entries are generally six or seven pages long. Each entry is organized into five sections. The introduction provides brief information about literary work (genre, time, and place of the work and the year it was published or performed), a synopsis of the story or content, and a paragraph introducing the work as it relates to the author's life. This is followed by a section that examines the social and political events of the time and relates those events to the literary work. The next section, "The Literary Work in Focus," describes briefly the plot or contents of the literary work and shows how these reflect upon the times. This section often includes information on the author's sources. "Events in History at the Time the Literary Work Was Written" describes social or political events in the author's lifetime that relate to the plot or content of the work. A list of the sources cited in the entry, as well as sources for further reading, concludes the entry. The publisher notes that if the work was written and set in the same time period, sections 2 and 4 are combined.
Primary-source material is provided through quotations within the text and material in sidebars. Sidebars also contain additional historical details related to the main text. The text is enhanced by illustrations and maps.
Gale is to be congratulated on the publication of this set. The diversity of the works profiled is impressive, encompassing Shakepeare's plays, Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal, Madame Bovary, Chief Joseph's "I Will Fight No More Forever" speech, Up from Slavery, The Grapes of Wrath, The Joy Luck Club, The Golden Notebook, Silent Spring, President Kennedy's inaugural address, and Dune. The unique perspective enables one to view issues in literature, history, sociology, and politics and to see how those issues are portrayed in literary works. Literature and Its Times is recommended for all libraries whose patrons at the secondary level and above study literature.
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Buchbeschreibung GALE 1997-09-26, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1. 0787606065 5 VOLUME SET. Ex-library book with usual markings. Clean text. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Sorry, no APO deliveries. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. P21G. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 800199446
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Buchbeschreibung GALE, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Literature & Its Times Series; Ex-Library; 11.50 X 9.30 X 7.63 inches; 2500 pages; Uncirculated reference library books. Five volume set. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 82194
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