An analysis of the norton anthology of english literature

Greenblatt joined the editorial team during the s: With the recent publication of The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Longman has mounted a challenge to Norton to become the literary anthology of choice in colleges and universities around the country.

The sixth edition, published inincluded Nadine Gordimer and Fleur Adcock. Based on what I was able to read here, I am definitely interested in tackling the whole work when I find a suitable source.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors

The "scholarly" notes and explanations were terrible. Published inthe first edition of Norton Anthology was based on an English literature survey course Abrams and fellow editor David Daiches taught at Cornell University.

Not only is Chaucer a medieval person writing in his own authentic style, but he represents exaggerated, to be sure archetypes of figures familiar to his readers.

His work I would give four, at least from this presentation. Some explanations for certain words were in the margin, while others were in footnotes, with no apparent rhyme or reason for one or the other. Some explanations were unnecessary or even misleading.

The hypocrisy, lewdness, and blasphemy of many of the characters refute the idealized notions Chesterton likes to promote about the Middle Ages and Christendom. Indeed, if one interprets St. Norton, the David and Goliath of the anthology publishing world, has been cast.

I always claimed he had the better, not of the argument, but of the rhetoric of the argument. Though I could wish that the new edition of the Norton had reflected more independent thought and less reactive borrowing of the most visible innovations of our table of contents, I am very glad that Norton has now also adopted the six-volume format.

The Septuagint was produced by independent translators whose versions all came out alike, and this history may have repeated itself here. So I would give Norton one star but for Chaucer. Now I wonder as well if more than just spelling changes were made. The two had first met in the 80s, when they once delivered opposing lectures.

Jerome as an "anti-feminist" and his writing as "anti-feminism. McGann, and Anne Lake Prescott and has in general been very well received, though its sales have yet to match those of the competitors from the two larger publishers.

Anyway, this sort of "anti-scholarship" on the part of Norton ranges between disappointing and astounding.Thus all Old English poetry and some varieties of Middle English poetry use alliteration as part of their basic metrical practice. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, line 1: "Sithen the sege and the assaut was sesed at Troye".

A more constrained (and therefore more limited) collection than the full two volume Norton Anthology of English Literature, this was the second volume Denison asked me to purchase -- rather than selecting Volume 2 of the full anthology, so my bookshelf is forever bereft a copy of "Norton Anthology of English Literature, Fifth Edition, Volume 2"/5.

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