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The Literary 100, Revised Edition
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  • Authored by: Daniel S. Burt
  • From the Series: The Literature 100
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  • ISBN-10: 1438127065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2706-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 809
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 560


Here is the revised and expanded edition of Daniel S. Burt's fascinating assessment of the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all times and cultures—now with 25 additional entries and some reassessments as well as 25 new black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From Doris Lessing and Gabriel García Márquez to Homer and Marcel Proust, the entries provide a compelling, accessible introduction to significant writers of world literature.

All of the writers selected have helped to redefine literature, establishing a standard with which succeeding generations of writers and readers have had to contend. The ranking attempts to discern, from the broadest possible perspective, what makes a literary artist great and how that greatness can be measured and compared. Each profile distills the essence of the writer's career and character to help prompt consideration of literary merit and relationships by the reader.

New writers include:

  • Chinua Achebe
  • W.H. Auden
  • Bertolt Brecht
  • Robert Frost
  • Nikolai Gogol
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Heinrich Heine
  • Horace
  • Ben Jonson
  • Kalidasa
  • Doris Lessing
  • Li Po
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Arthur Miller
  • Chikamatsu Monzaemon
  • Toni Morrison
  • George Orwell
  • Harold Pinter
  • Luigi Pirandello
  • Samuel Richardson
  • Rainier Maria Rilke
  • Sappho
  • Edmund Spenser
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Kawabata Yasunari.



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"Sure to spark lively classroom debates about why one writer outranks another."

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