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The Princeton Handbook of Multicultural Poetries

Edited by Terry V.F. Brogan
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 14th Mar 1996
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
Weight: 799g
ISBN-10: 0691010897
ISBN-13: 9780691010892
Barcode No: 9780691010892
Synopsis
The articles in this reference book provide a complete survey of the poetic history and practice in every major national literature or cultural tradition in the world. Thus the book gives full coverage of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic and Romance languages, as well as more obscure ones like Hittite), the ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian and Assyro-Babylonian), subcontinental Indian poetries (the widest linguistic diversity), Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian and others), continental American poetries (all the modern Western cultures and Native Indian in North, Central and South American regions), and African poetries (ancient and emergent, oral and written).

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"[T]he articles in this handy new reference book provide succinct surveys for the educated general reader of the history and practice of poetry in some 106 cultures in 92 national literatures, ancient and modern."--"Nineteenth-Century Literature"