Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Volumes by Anne Marie Hacht

By Anne Marie Hacht

The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of global Literature permits scholars to examine an author's paintings within the context of the author's existence and instances. this set covers global authors from many sessions and genres, construction a wide realizing of many of the contexts within which literature may be considered, from the biographical to the literary and historic. Works will be considered during the lens of the historical past, traditions and studies of the author's own lifestyles and the ideals, occasions and existence in their surrounding international. The approximately 500 entries additionally establish the numerous literary units and worldwide issues which outline a writer's type and position the writer within the greater literary culture as chronicled and evaluated by way of critics through the years. as well as 500 pictures the set comprises serious considering and job activates, extra enhnacing the student's personal own reaction to worldwide literature.

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The final chapter, ‘‘The Example of Aminu Kano,’’ comments on the qualities of the ideal leader for Nigeria in Achebe’s view, and praises Muslim politician Aminu Kano. Kano died before the election, and Achebe was asked to become a presidential candidate. Instead he became the deputy national president, an honorary title. Before the election was held, however, the military intervened, resulting in a coup. It has been suggested that Achebe’s words in part prompted this action. In 1986 Achebe was awarded the Nigerian National Merit Award for the second time.

New York: Macmillan, 1990. Ihekweazu, Edith, ed. Eagle on Iroko: Selected Papers from the Chinua Achebe International Symposium, 1990. Ibadan, Nigeria: Heinemann Education Books, 1996. King, Bruce. The New English Literatures: Cultural Nationalism in a Changing World. New York: Macmillan, 1980. Periodicals Emenyonu, Ernest and Pat Emenyonu. ’’ Africa Report (May 1972): vol. 17: 21, 23, 25–27. N. ’’ Research in African Literatures (1981): vol. 12: 43–54. Y Peter Ackroyd BORN : 1949, London, England NATIONALITY : GENRE : Responses to Literature British Fiction, nonfiction, poetry MAJOR WORKS : 1.

J. Kirchhoff maintained that Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency ‘‘is Adams’s best novel. That is, his characters are more fully delineated . . , the settings more credible and the plot more . . ’’ Responses to Literature 1. ’’ Write up an extended entry for a guidebook that will explain your town in detail to people from other planets. 2. Write a poem that you think might have been written by Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England, whose work is identified in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as the worst in the universe.

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