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FROM THE SALONS TO THE BARRICADES: THE RISE OF WOMEN OF LETTERS IN WORLD LITERATURE IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES–MADAME DE SCUDERY, DE LA FAYETTE, DE SEVIGNE, DE STAEL, ANNE FINCH, COUNTESS OF WINCHELSEA, APHRA BEHN & MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT—-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft My rating: 4 of 5 stars FROM THE SALONS TO THE BARRICADES: THE RISE OF WOMEN OF LETTERS IN WORLD LITERATURE IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES–MADAME DE SCUDERY, DE … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO RINGS: EPIC AND ARCHETYPE IN TOLKIEN’S “LORD OF THE RINGS“ & WAGNER’S “THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN”—PLUS “THE NORSE PROSE EDDA,” “THE VOLSUNGA SAGA” AND THE “NIBELUNGENLIED”—–FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 5 of 5 stars A TALE OF TWO RINGS: EPIC AND ARCHETYPE IN TOLKIEN’S “LORD OF THE RINGS“ & WAGNER’S “THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN”—PLUS “THE NORSE PROSE EDDA,” “THE … Continue reading

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FOLKTALES AND FABLES IN WORLD LITERATURE–THE PANCHATANTRA, THE INDIAN AESOP, LA FONTAINE’S FABLES, THE PALI JATAKAS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, CHARLES PERRAULT’S MOTHER GOOSE, THE CHINESE MONKEY KING, JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS’ TAR-BABY & THE AMERINDIAN COYOTE AND TRICKSTER TALES —-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Panchatantra: The Complete Version by Vishnu Sharma My rating: 5 of 5 stars FOLKTALES AND FABLES IN WORLD LITERATURE–THE PANCHATANTRA, THE INDIAN AESOP, LA FONTAINE’S FABLES, THE PALI JATAKAS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, CHARLES PERRAULT’S MOTHER GOOSE, THE CHINESE MONKEY KING, … Continue reading

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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 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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