This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harr. As part of the publisher's Little History series, Sutherland (Emeritus, Modern English Literature/University College London; Lives of the. John Sutherland's 'Little History' tackles a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Epic of.
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We know Coleridge read him.
But how to most profitably spend that time? Just as we grow up, so our understanding of literature grows as well. So how do you give structure to a brief overview of such a subject, and advise and engage the common reader?
Individual books and authors are introduced as representative of particular periods and forms. Reviews This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task.
Sutherland just wants you to love literature as much as he does. The book does contain a chapter on race and writing.
There is attention to poetry. There is a rather interesting chapter on censorship and another on empire. These make up for the fact that the book is largely English literature centric.