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Firmly grounded via the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies—thorough and valuable introductory topic, really appropriate annotation, entire texts anyplace possible—The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized during this 8th version in the course of the collaboration among six new editors and 6 pro ones. less than the path of Stephen Greenblatt, basic Editor, the editors have reconsidered all points of the anthology to make it a fair larger educating software.
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The Middle Ages. The period, edited by Alfred David and James Simpson, is divided into three sections: Anglo-Saxon Literature, Anglo-Norman Literature, and Middle English Literature of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. The heart of the Anglo-Saxon section is the great epic Beowidf, in an acclaimed translation, specially commissioned for The Norton Anthology of English Literature, by Seamus Heaney. The selection of Anglo-Saxon texts has been newly augmented with the alliterative poem Judith and with King Alfred's preface to the Pastoral Care.
The sustained work of scholars in recent years has recovered dozens of significant authors who had been marginalized or neglected by a male-dominated literary tradition and has deepened our understanding of those women writers who had managed, against considerable odds, to claim a place in that tradition. The First Edition of the Norton Anthology included 6 women writers; this Eighth Edition includes 67, of whom 16 are newly added and 15 are reselected or expanded. Poets and dramatists whose names were scarcely mentioned even in the specialized literary histories of earlier generations—Aemilia Lanyer, Lady Mary Wroth, Elizabeth Cary, Margaret Cavendish, Mary Leapor, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and many others—now appear in the company of their male contemporaries.
1938) Morse 2821 On Removing Spiderweb Corniche 2822 2820 2821 SEAMUS HEANEY(b. 1939) Digging 2824 The Forge 2825 The Grauballe Man 2825 Punishment 2826 Casualty 2828 The Skunk 2830 Station Island 2831 12 ("Like a convalescent, I took the hand") Clearances 2833 The Sharping Stone 2836 J. M. COETZEE (b. 1940) From Waiting for the Barbarians 2822 2831 2838 2839 EAVAN BOLAND (b. 1944) Fond Memory 2848 That the Science of Cartography Is Limited The Dolls Museum in Dublin 2850 The Lost Land 2851 2848 2849 SALMAN RUSHDIE (b.