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THE MARCH OF LITERATURE : FROM CONFUCIUS TO MODERN TIMES
THE MARCH OF LITERATURE FROM CONFUCIUS TO MODERN TIMES Author:Ford Madox Ford Originally published in the U.S. in 1938; First published in Great Britain in 1939. This is the 1947 post-war British printing. — Ford Madox Ford, famous for many novels, wrote this book of analytical essays on literature and literary history. — Table of Contents: 1)Dedication & Introduction & Acknowledgment; 2)Book One - "From the Earliest Days t... more »o the Elizabethans". Part I includes a discussion on the definition of literature. Discusses Egyptian literature, Chinese literature, the Bible as literature, ancient Greek literature, Roman literature, early European literature in the "Dark Ages", Medieval literature, the Sagas; 3)Book Two - "From the Elizabethans to Modern Times". This includes European literature up to Joseph Conrad and Ezra Pound and a brief discussion of the Japanese classic, "The Tale of the Genji" and the Japanese view of literary technique.
Some American authors are mentioned. Walt Whitman's writings are briefly discussed.
The book includes an Appendix of "Synchronized Tables of 19th and 20th Century Authors" prepared by Olive Carol Young for this book. There is also a 20 page Index.« less