World Literature short stories onlineApril 30, 2016 – 05:03 pm

World Literature short stories online

Northampton, Massachusetts. Interlink. 2013. ISBN 576 Hedy Habra’s collection of short stories is divided into four sections. The first two consist of nine delicately observed tales set in Egypt—against a lightly sketched background of Farouk, then Nasser—and Lebanon. Perhaps the most accomplished are “Mariam” and “Distances.” Although devoid of explicit politicking, “Mariam” movingly portrays the life of a domestic drudge in a privileged, westernized…

World Literature videosMarch 29, 2016 – 03:47 pm

World Literature videos

Photo by Jonathan Stalling Two weeks ago, at the 2013 conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs in Boston, I spoke on the panel “Looking Out: American Journals on the World Stage” along with Kwame Dawes of Prairie Schooner and Paul Reyes of VQR . The three of us reflected on the ways in which our respective journals seek to engage an internationalist perspective in our content and editorial interests. Each editor spoke about…

World Literature anthologiesFebruary 10, 2016 – 12:17 pm

World Literature anthologies

In case you ever wondered, world literature in anthology form is 11 inches high, 9 inches wide, and weighs 10 pounds, 8 ounces. The world’s textual creative output in the last 4, years is gigantic, a vast cosmos of creation myths, lyric poems, histories, travel narratives, plays, novels, and stories in hundreds of written languages, beginning with cuneiform. It’s an output so big that it defies captivity in print. But in a feat of thoughtful compression…

World Literature StobaughJanuary 21, 2016 – 11:32 am

World Literature Stobaugh

American Literature I selected Dr. James Stobaugh’s literature series as one of my 100 Top Picks in 2005 when the series was published by B&H Publishing Group. When I started writing 101 Top Picks in 2012, Stobaugh s series was being revised and republished by Master Books, so it wasn’t available for consideration for inclusion among my new Top Picks, although it would probably have made the cut once again. I really liked the original series…

World Literature answerJanuary 9, 2016 – 10:46 am

World Literature answer

Camellia Nieh & Jonathan Lloyd-Davies, tr. New York. Vertical. 2012. ISBN 385 In Edge, Koji Suzuki devises an inspired premise and pummels it half to death. Suzuki has been touted as Japan’s answer to Stephen King. Wrong. Suzuki may be the answer, but King is not the question. Suzuki lacks King’s gift for weaving seamless stories peopled with multidimensional characters. More important, Suzuki dislikes horror, describing himself in a 2005…

World Literature VS Comp 2December 4, 2015 – 07:48 am

World Literature VS Comp 2

Explore literature from around the world as you expand your language arts skills and earn high school credit. This innovative online course allows you to pursue the credit you need while you work at your own pace. You’ll develop knowledge of world literature through integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands. Over the course of four units, you’ll explore the elements of literary writing through the study of two works. In the first…

World Literature test questionsNovember 14, 2015 – 04:54 am

World Literature test questions

Overview Each edition of the test consists of approximately 230 questions on poetry, drama, biography, the essay, the short story, the novel, criticism, literary theory and the history of the language. Some questions are based on short works reprinted in their entirety, some on excerpts from longer works. The test draws on literature in English from the British Isles, the United States and other parts of the world. It also contains a few questions…