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The Resource The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization, Martin Puchner

The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization, Martin Puchner

Label
The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization
Title
The written world
Title remainder
the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization
Statement of responsibility
Martin Puchner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 809/.93358
  • 809.93355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN51
LC item number
.P79 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization, Martin Puchner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Alexander's pillow book -- King of the Universe : of Gilgamesh and Ashurbanipal -- Ezra and the creation of Holy Scripture -- Learning from the Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus -- Muraski and The tale of Genji : the first great novel in world history -- One thousand and one nights with Scheherazade -- Gutenberg, Luther, and the new public of print -- The popol vuh and Maya culture : a second, independent literary tradition -- Don Quixote and the pirates -- Benjamin Franklin : media entrepreneur in the republic of letters -- World literature : Goethe in Sicily -- Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao : readers of The Communist Manifesto, unite! -- Akhmatova and Solzhenitsyn : writing against the Soviet state -- The epic of Sunjata and the wordsmiths of West Africa -- Postcolonial literature : Derek Walcott, poet of the Caribbean -- From Hogwarts to India
Control code
ocn985359625
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812998931
Lccn
2017002438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812998931
  • (OCoLC)985359625
Label
The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization, Martin Puchner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Alexander's pillow book -- King of the Universe : of Gilgamesh and Ashurbanipal -- Ezra and the creation of Holy Scripture -- Learning from the Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus -- Muraski and The tale of Genji : the first great novel in world history -- One thousand and one nights with Scheherazade -- Gutenberg, Luther, and the new public of print -- The popol vuh and Maya culture : a second, independent literary tradition -- Don Quixote and the pirates -- Benjamin Franklin : media entrepreneur in the republic of letters -- World literature : Goethe in Sicily -- Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao : readers of The Communist Manifesto, unite! -- Akhmatova and Solzhenitsyn : writing against the Soviet state -- The epic of Sunjata and the wordsmiths of West Africa -- Postcolonial literature : Derek Walcott, poet of the Caribbean -- From Hogwarts to India
Control code
ocn985359625
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812998931
Lccn
2017002438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812998931
  • (OCoLC)985359625

Library Locations

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