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When I Was a Kid. Reading this primer is a bit like taking a college-level literature class. Its presentation style is sometimes dry, but orderly in format and highly informative. Page 93 conveyed an excellent, concise explanation of early Japanese theater forms. Effectively breaking up dense swaths of text and enhancing to the overall comprehension potential without becoming a distraction.

Chosen works may receive only a sentence of passing mention, or as much as 6 analytical pages i. The authors receive anything from cursory reference, to a mini-bio, to a full biography including a picture. How it was decided which authors, genres, and works were worthy of how much recognition remains a point of confusion for this reader. Unfortunately, a number of prolific and influential authors were all but passed over.

Their works seemed mentioned only in passing when the fantasy genre is touched on. Jules Verne receives the most mention of any sci-fi author page , but no bio.

Conversely, TWO of the three Bronte sisters Emily and Charlotte have full bios with pictures included, though Emily wrote just one novel. Studious readers are likely to come away with both factual knowledge, as well as a fresh list of works they may be interested in experiencing at length.

College-bound Young Adults perusing a major in literature might consider this book a preparatory framework for their degree, and perhaps a leg-up on their future.

DK books are frustrating because they are so uniformly good--makes me want to toss earlier surveys that I have bought. This one is no exception. Wonderful, well organized summaries that give a grand view of literature, especially Western. So good, I may never get to so many of the primary sources--but for an overview of what is and what makes great literature, could not be better.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I found many passages revealing and learned from them. I found many passages dry and it was a grind to get through. I believe that my experiences will be similar in this to yours but with the passages differing. I did enjoy the book despite the grind. Literature is a difficult subject for me to enjoy unless I am passionate about the subject material. While this may be a good thing in architecture, I prefer the more aesthetic novel to literature where ideas are brought to the forefront but also done in a beautiful way.

Literature for the academic may be found intriguing, but, to the general public it will be lost on them; mostly because they read literally.

I am sure there is humor in that last note. Anyways great educational source. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Love this series of books. These books are a short cut but in my opinion very well researched and assembled. I love learning and this teaches me something new every time I read.

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