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    Compact Anthology of World Literature II

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    Anita Turlington, Dahlonega, GA

    Matthew Horton, Dahlonega, GA

    Laura Getty, Dahlonega, GA

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    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Molly O'Donnell, Instructor, James Madison University on 3/18/24

    This is a compact edition, so comprehensiveness can be difficult to rate. However, the textbook is much more comprehensive for post-twentieth-century works. read more

    Reviewed by Anna Proffit, Associate Professor, City Colleges of Chicago on 6/11/23

    The Compact Anthology is very comprehensive in its inclusion of a variety of genres and texts (poems, short stories, excerpts from novels, etc.). It is more Western-leaning in Parts 4 & 5, although I appreciate the selection of texts from the... read more

    Reviewed by Yuni Kim, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on 12/8/22

    The introductions of each chapter are comprehensive yet could have been more extensive. They are still useful for intro 100- or 200-level literature courses. The selection of authors is limited and slightly Western-leaning, but, considering that... read more

    Reviewed by Oana Popescu Sandu, Associate professor, University of Southern Indiana on 11/28/22

    The text has several essential readings for a survey of World literature, especially one oriented towards Western world literature. The selection leans heavily towards English language texts, which makes it less useful for programs that have... read more

    Reviewed by Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, The George Washington University on 11/14/22

    This is volume 2 of the Compact Anthology of World Literature. This is typically a very expensive book (popular version by Norton for instance). Kudos to the team for editing this edition, writing the accessible introductions, and assembling... read more

    Reviewed by Sheena Hernandez, Professor, Garden City Community College on 11/10/22

    The text is very heavy on England/ Western Europe, much more so than the first anthology. Even the African work is English by way of Nigeria. However, I've used many of the works included in this text, and would probably still use it thematically,... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Part 4—The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
      • Unit I: The Age of Reason
      • Unit II: The Near East and Asia
    • Part 5—The Long Nineteenth Century
      • Unit I Romanticism
      • Unit II Realism
    • Part 6—The Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature
      • Unit I Modernism
      • Unit II Postcolonial Literature
      • Unit III Contemporary Literature

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    • University System of Georgia
    • About the Book

      The Compact Anthology of World Literature, Parts 4, 5, and 6 is designed as an e-book to be accessible on a variety of devices: smart phone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer. Students have reported ease of accessibility and readability on all these devices.

      • To access the ePub text on a laptop, desktop, or tablet, you will need to download a program through which you can read the text. We recommend Readium, an application available through Google.
      • If you plan to read the text on an Android device, you will need to download an application called Lithium from the App Store.
      • On an iPhone, the text will open in iBooks.
      • Affordable Learning Georgia has also converted the .epub files to PDF. Because .epub does not easily convert to other formats, the left margin of the .pdf is very narrow. ALG recommends using the .epub version.

      Although the text is designed to look like an actual book, the Table of Contents is composed of hyperlinks that will take you to each introductory section and then to each text.

      Texts from a variety of genres and cultures are included in each unit. Additionally, each selection or collection includes a brief introduction about the author and text(s), and each includes 3 – 5 discussion questions. Texts in the public domain--those published or translated before 1923--are replicated here. Texts published or translated after 1923 are not yet available in the public domain. In those cases, we have provided a link to a stable site that includes the text. Thus, in Part 6, most of the texts are accessible in the form of links to outside sites. In every case, we have attempted to connect to the most stable links available.

      About the Contributors


      Anita Turlington, University of North Georgia- Gainesville

      Matthew Horton, University of North Georgia

      Laura Getty, University of North Georgia

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