World Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”
    –Daniel Gold, Cornell University

    “Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”
    Library Journal
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  2. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” 

    Robert Alter, University of California, Berkeley

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  3. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh

    Benjamin R. Foster

    The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest epic masterpiece.More

  4. Book ImageThe Golden Age of Spanish Drama

    Barbara Fuchs, G.J. Racz

    “The comedia was the vibrant center of Spain’s Golden Age and this skillfully curated collection provides the reader with a superior introduction to its range and complexity. Gregary Racz’s delightful translations are complemented by Barbara Fuchs’ deep knowledge of the period to produce an essential primer for all students of early modern theater.” —ANNA MORE, University of Brasília

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  5. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two-Volume Set

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  6. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Drama

    J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, Jr., Martin Puchner

    Shorter Third Edition

    Comprehensive and up-to-date, now with more instructor resources.More

  7. Book ImageWriting About World Literature: A Guide for Students

    Karen Gocsik, Robert Kirschen

    Writing about World Literature, a new guide created to accompany the Norton Anthology, covers the processes and particulars of writing in the world literature survey course. Starting with the essential question, “What is Academic Writing,” the guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process – from generating ideas to researching to revising. It includes an entire chapter on the different types of writing about world literature – including textual and contextual analyses.More

  8. Book ImageFaust

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Walter Arndt, Cyrus Hamlin

    Second Edition

    Walter Arndt’s translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe’s enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.More

  9. Book ImageThe Sufferings of Young Werther

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Stanley Corngold

    “Corngold’s new translation is of the very highest quality, punctiliously faithful to Goethe’s German and sensitive to gradations of style in this extraordinary, trail-blazing first novel.”
    —J. M. Coetzee, New York Review of BooksMore

  10. Book ImageDead Souls

    Nikolai Gogol, George Gibian

    Few literary works have been so variously interpreted as Nikolai Gogol’s enduring comic masterpiece, Dead Souls.More

  11. Book ImageThe Arabian Nights

    Husain Haddawy, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Muhsin Mahdi

    This Norton Critical Edition includes twenty-eight tales from The Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy on the basis of the oldest existing Arabic manuscript.More

  12. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The New Testament and The Apocrypha

    Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    Volume(s): 2

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  13. Book ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

  14. Book ImageThe Histories

    Herodotus, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    Second Edition

    Walter Blanco’s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageThe Odyssey

    Homer, Albert Cook

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition continues to be based on Albert Cook’s translation, widely acclaimed for its poetic phrasing and linguistic accuracy.More

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