The texts contained in this anthology each perform a particular purpose and represent an aspect of the rich cultures that populate our world. By attending to the cultural significance of literary texts from around the world and connecting them via a unifying theme, we can begin to identify cultural similarities that make the world a more dynamic and interesting place to live. This anthology seeks to show the unity of world literature through a form of radical familiarity, while at the same time preserving and admiring the different cultures from which the literature was produced. Discussion questions can be found in the introduction to each text. The final group project is designed to help the anthology grow and allows students to have a voice in how materials are presented.
World Literature; Anthology
Adult/Continuing Education, Community College, Higher Education