Monthly Archives: August 2013

WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE—GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ, JORGE LUIS BORGES, OCTAVIO PAZ, PABLO NERUDA, MARIO VARGAS LLOSA —-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez My rating: 5 of 5 stars WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE—GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ, JORGE LUIS BORGES, OCTAVIO PAZ, … Continue reading

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WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN LITERATURE—CHINUA ACHEBE’S “THINGS FALL APART.” WOLE SOYINKA’S “DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN,” J.M. COETZEE, LEOPOLD SENGHOR, NADINE GORDIMER & NAGUIB MAFOUZ —-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe My rating: 5 of 5 stars WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN LITERATURE—CHINUA ACHEBE’S “THINGS FALL APART.” WOLE SOYINKA’S “DEATH AND THE KING’S … Continue reading

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WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMORTAL TANG DYNASTY POETS OF CHINA—-LI BAI (LI PO), DU FU (TU FU), WANG WEI AND BAI JUYI—–THE MEETING OF THE BUDDHIST, TAOIST AND CONFUCIAN WORLDS—–FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Li Po and Tu Fu: Poems by Li Po My rating: 5 of 5 stars WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMORTAL TANG DYNASTY POETS OF CHINA—-LI BAI (LI … Continue reading

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WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE GREAT CLASSICAL NOVELS OF CHINA—-“THE DREAM OF RED MANSIONS” BY CAO XUEQIN, “THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST” BY WU CHENGEN, “THE ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS” by LUO GUANZHONG, “THE WATER MARGIN or ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS” by SHI NAI’AN, “THE SCHOLARS” BY WU JINGZI, AND THE EROTIC CLASSIC “THE JIN PING MEI” OR “GOLDEN LOTUS”—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

A Dream of Red Mansions by Cao Xueqin My rating: 5 of 5 stars WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE GREAT CLASSICAL NOVELS OF CHINA—-“THE DREAM OF RED MANSIONS” BY CAO … Continue reading

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WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FROM MUGHAL DYNASTY INDIA—GHALIB–MASTER OF THE LOVE GHAZAL, SAUDA–MASTER SATIRIST, KABIR–POET SAINT OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, MIR TAQI MIR, BANARASIDAS, BABUR, JAHANGIR AND AKBAR THE GREAT—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Love Sonnets of Ghalib by Sarfaraz Niazi My rating: 4 of 5 stars WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FROM MUGHAL DYNASTY INDIA—GHALIB–MASTER OF THE LOVE GHAZAL, SAUDA–MASTER SATIRIST, KABIR–POET SAINT OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, MIR TAQI MIR, BANARASIDAS, BABUR, JAHANGIR AND AKBAR THE … Continue reading

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WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FROM OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND TURKISH LITERATURE—NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE ORHAN PAMUK’S “ISTANBUL” AND THE CONCEPT OF “HUZUN,” EVLIYA CELEBI–THE TURKISH MARCO POLO’S “BOOK OF TRAVELS,” MIHRI KHATUN & MIMAR SINAN–THE TURKISH MICHELANGELO OF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE, LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU’S “THE TURKISH EMBASSY LETTERS,” FUZULI, & NEDIM———-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk My rating: 5 of 5 stars WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FROM OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND TURKISH LITERATURE—NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE ORHAN PAMUK’S “ISTANBUL” AND THE CONCEPT OF “HUZUN,” EVLIYA CELEBI–THE TURKISH MARCO POLO’S “BOOK OF … Continue reading

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CLASSICAL ARABIC AND ISLAMIC MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE FROM THE ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE—–“THE KORAN,” AL-KHANSA, HAFIZ, ABU-NAWAS, RUMI, AL-JAHIZ, “ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS,” IBN SINA (AVICENNA), IBN RUSHD (AVERROES),IBN ARABI, IBN-TUFAIL (ABUBACER) & AL-HALLAJ—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The Koran by Anonymous My rating: 5 of 5 stars CLASSICAL ARABIC AND ISLAMIC MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE FROM THE ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE—–“THE KORAN,” AL-KHANSA, HAFIZ, ABU-NAWAS, RUMI, AL-JAHIZ, “ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS,” IBN SINA (AVICENNA), IBN RUSHD (AVERROES),IBN … Continue reading

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