Developed by a distinguished editorial team, this highly teachable volume presents a fresh and diverse range of the world's great literature in a single volume that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts. Featuring major works by literary masters from the ancient world through the twentieth century, this concise anthology combines comprehensive coverage of key works of the Western literary tradition and the enduring works of the literatures of China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Africa, and native Americas to truly provide students access to the full span of the world's literature. FEATURES Compellling, highly regarded translations of classic textsinclude Richmond Lattimore's translation ofThe Iliad, Robert Fagles'translation ofThe Odyssey, Alan Sullivan and Tim Murphy's translation ofBeowulf, J. R. R. Tolkien's translation ofSir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Edward Seidensticker's translation of Shikibu'sThe Tale of Genji. Major works appear in their entirety--a verse translation ofThe Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer'sOdyssey, Dante'sInferno, and Achebe'sThings Fall Apart, among others--along with extensive, teachable selections from longer works such asDon Quixoteand both parts of Geothe'sFaust. "Perspectives" sectionsfocus on literary and cultural issues associated with one or more major works. "Iberia, The Meeting of Three Worlds," for example, combines traditional Castilian ballards with poetry from Hispano-Arabic writer Ibn al-'Arabi and Galician-Portuguese author Martin Codax. "Resonances" pairingsilluminate a particular author or work, often in the form of responses or analogues from other centuries or regions. Examples include poems by Alejandra Pizarnik with Sappho and scenes from Aime Cesaire'sA Tempestwith Shakespeare'sThe Tempest. Numerous illustrations, both black-and-white and color plates, emphasize the artistic and cultural developments of each period. Fresh and up-to-date introductions, scholarly annotations, timelines, regional maps, pronunciation guides, and notes support the selections. Package aVoices of World Literatureaudio CD or a selected Penguin work( www.ablongman.com/penguin )at no additional cost to your students. Contact your Longman representative for a special package ISBN via www.ablongman.com/replocator . Visit www.ablongman.com/damrosch for additional resources, timelines, and a digital archive.David Damrosch is the author of 'Longman Anthology of World Literature, The, Compact Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321436900 and ISBN 0321436903.