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Penguin companion to literature, European

Penguin companion to literature, European

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Published by Penguin in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European literature -- Bio-bibliography.,
  • European literature -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe Penguin companion to European literature
    Statementedited by Anthony Thorlby.
    SeriesPenguin companion to literature, Penguin reference books, R35
    ContributionsThorlby, Anthony,
    The Physical Object
    Pagination907 p.
    Number of Pages907
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22337611M

    ISBN: By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. The hardest Penguin to crack was the volume dealing with classical and Oriental literature. To summarize: While often too British and occasionally somewhat arbitrary, the Penguin is a good companion to European literature.

    The first five titles, Worzel GummidgeCornish Adventure, The Cuckoo ClockGarram the Hunter and Smokey were published in the three horizontal stripes company livery of the rest of the Penguin output, a practice abandoned after the ninth volume when full-bleed colour illustrated covers were introduced, a fact that heralded the much greater design freedom of the Puffin series over the rest of Penguin's books. Inexpensive paperback children's fiction did not exist at the time Penguin sought to expand their list into this new market. I look forward to learning more about the back streets America that I have been so sheltered from during my lifetime. Allen said, 'Yes, we can do both,' and that was the end of the meeting. Hell was the emotional culmination of the entire experience.

    The whole period is covered, from the foundation of the Labour Party to mad cow disease and even the result of the general election. I informed the class that we would use the "Ten" to explore how literature takes shape over time, that literature serves to accumulate culture and to create culture. Krishna Menon as the first commissioning editor of the series [42]supported by an advisory panel consisting of Peter Chalmers MitchellH. My main complaint: no system in translating titles. Recognising his own limitations Lane appointed V.


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Forty-one volumes were published by the time Pevsner retired from editing inhis work was continued by his editorial assistant on the Buildings of England Judy Nairn and the medievalist Peter Lasko.

However, the quality of the paperbacks themselves seemed to decrease: the spines were more likely to fold and bend. And so it remains: yet another legacy of European culture benefitting the world at large.

Political concepts and ideas also have entries devoted to them, as do social andeconomic issues. Today, French schools emphasize the study of novels, theater and poetry often learnt by heart.

Their purpose was to offer in-depth analysis of current affairs that would counter the perceived bias of the newspapers in addition to being the company's response to the popularity of Gollancz 's Left Book Club.

Tony Lacey took over Webb's editorial chair in at the invitation of Penguin managing director Peter Mayer [55] when Puffin was one of the few profitable divisions of the beleaguered company. As the publisher's focus changed from the needs of the marketplace to those of the classroom the criticism became more acute, Thomas Gould wrote of the series "most of the philosophical volumes in the Penguin series are bad — some very bad indeed.

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