The western lit survival kit

an irreverent guide to the classics, from Homer to Faulkner
  • 3.47 MB
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  • English
by
Gotham Books , New York
Criticism, Literature, Best
StatementSandra Newman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ1035.9 .N55 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25011197M
ISBN 139781592406944
LC Control Number2011032730

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Must be a trick. "Sandra Newman extends a lifeline to those drowning in what others told us was the Western literature necessary to read. This is about what Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. If the study of the Western literary canon were a standup routine it would be called The Western Lit Survival Kit—and it would be very funny![return][return]Sandra Newman’s overview of years of literary aspirations is an irreverent guide to the classics, from Homer to Faulkner.4/5.

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Everyday low. About The Western Lit Survival Kit. 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.

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33 likes. Sandra Newman is the author of the novels "Cake" and "The Only Good Thing Anyone Has Ever Done," and a memoir, "Changeling." She. The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner by Sandra Newman ISBN Gotham Books Published: January 3, Trade paperback, pages Catchy title and catchy picture on the front cover.

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