The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sandra Newman

The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner

Gotham Books
Publication date: January 2012
ISBN: 9781101554081
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$9.99
Our price:
$7.99

You save: $2.00 (20%)
A side-splitting tour that makes it a blast to read the Western literary canon, from the ancient Greeks to the Modernists.

To many, the Great Books evoke angst: the complicated Renaissance dramas we bluffed our way through in college, the dusty Everyman's Library editions that look classy on the shelf but make us feel guilty because they've never been opened. On a mission to restore the West's great works to their rightful place (they were intended to be entertaining!), Sandra Newman has produced a reading guide like no other. Beginning with Greek and Roman literature, she takes readers through hilarious detours and captivating historical tidbits on the road to Modernism. Along the way, we find parallels between Rabelais and South Park, Jane Austen and Sex and the City, Jonathan Swift and Jon Stewart, uncovering the original humor and riskiness that propelled great authors to celebrity.

Packed with pop culture gems, stories of literary hoaxes, ironic day jobs for authors, bad reviews of books that would later become classics, and more.


Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2520 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Sandra Newman
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sandra Newman
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done
Sandra Newman
Harper Perennial, August 2017
ISBN: 9780060514990
Format: ePub
Our price: $10.99
The Country of Ice Cream Star ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sandra Newman
The Country of Ice Cream Star
Sandra Newman
Ecco, February 2015
ISBN: 9780062227096
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
The Country of Ice Cream Star ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sandra Newman
The Country of Ice Cream Star
Sandra Newman
Vintage Digital, May 2014
ISBN: 9780701186425
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.38 Our price: $11.99
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sandra Newman
The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done
Sandra Newman
Vintage Digital, January 2011
ISBN: 9780099428794
Format: ePub
List Price: $11.18 Our price: $8.99