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By Jonathan Bate

A popular critic, biographer, and Shakespeare pupil, Jonathan Bate presents during this Very brief Introduction a full of life and fascinating assessment of the literature that Jorge Luis Borges known as "the richest within the world." From the medieval "Hymn of Caedmon" to George Orwell's "Why I Write," from Jane Austen to Ian McEwan, and from Winnie the Pooh to Dr. Johnson, this excellent, compact survey stretches around the centuries, exploring the key literary varieties (poetry, novel, drama, essay and more), the various histories and theories of the very thought of literature, and the function of writers in shaping English, British, and post-imperial identities. Bate illuminates the paintings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens, and plenty of different significant figures of English literature. He seems to be on the Renaissance, Romanticism, and Modernism, on the beginning of the unconventional and the Elizabethan invention of the belief of a countrywide literature, and on the nature of writing itself. starting from kid's literature to biography, this can be an imperative consultant and an notion for a person drawn to England's really good literary heritage.

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