EPUB The English Novel (Great Courses, #2429)

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Another amazing lecture series from the Teaching Company.In this series, Professor Timothy Spurgin presents an overview of English literature from the 1600s to modern day.The course is divided into a series of 30 minute lectures with each lecture focusing on one or 2 authors.What I really enjoyed about this course is the context he provides for each author, describing not only their lives, but the events and concerns of the time.He makes very esoteric works much easier to understand and much less intimidating.There are a few authors that I had decided I probably would pass by, like D.H. Lawrence or James Joyce, but after hearing his enthusiasm about their novels, I'm ready to give them a shot.In face, after finishing this lecture series, I started reading Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and I'm really enjoying it - thanks to this course!One of the quotes that he mentions from Rushdie's Midnight's Children really sums up his philosophy on reading any piece of fiction - "To understand one life, you have to swallow the world."And to really understand any book, you have to know about the author's life and the world at that time.Professor Spurgin does a great job of giving you a taste for a wide selection of English classics.Great course!

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PublisherThe Teaching Company
GanreNon Fiction
Release date 01.01.2006
File size1.5 Mb
eBook formatAudio CD, (torrent)En
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