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2. Ancient worlds

2. Ancient worlds  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820581
A great deal is known about reading in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, but it is important to remember that a good deal of what we think of as Greek and Roman literature was heard and ... More
2. Autobiography

2. Autobiography  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Dante: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684779.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199684779
‘Autobiography’ takes us through Dante’s works—including The Divine Comedy, Vita nova, and Convivio—and shows that they have one recurrent character, Dante himself. In the Comedy, he is the ... More
5. The last things

5. The last things  

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775987
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804556.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804556
What did Kafka think about God? Where did his philosophy of life sit? It is hard to tell if he is criticising the values of Christianity in his works or not. He was brought up in a Jewish ... More
8. The weight of glory

8. The weight of glory  

James Como

in C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191866890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828242.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198828242
‘The weight of glory’ discusses the varying responses to C. S. Lewis. His critics have often railed against him. Even some of his Christian colleagues found his apologetic militancy ... More
Kafka: A Very Short Introduction

Kafka: A Very Short Introduction  

Ritchie Robertson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775987
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804556.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804556
Attending both to Kafka's crisis-ridden life and to the subtleties of his art, Kafka: A Very Short Introduction shows how his work explores such characteristically modern themes as the ... More

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