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Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).
Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association. He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature.
Stuart Sherman is Associate Professor of English at Fordham University. He received the Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for his book Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1775, and is currently at work on a study called “News and Plays: Evanescences of Page and Stage, 1620-1779.” He has received the Quantrell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chicago Humanities Institute, and Princeton University.
Table of Contents
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|The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century Samuel Pepys|
|The Diary [First Entries] [The Coronation of Charles II] [The Plague Year] [The Fire of London] Pepysrsquo;s Diary and Its Time|
|Perspectives: the royal society and the new science|
|fromThe History of the Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions|
|Duchess of Newcastle Poems and Fancies|
|The Poetressrsquo;s Hasty Resolution|
|The Poetressrsquo;s Petition|
|An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book|
|The Hunting of the Hare from|
|A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life|
|Observations upon Experimental Philosophy Of Micrography, and of Magnifying and Multiplying Glasses|
|The Description of a New Blazing World|
|To the Reader [Creating Worlds] [Empress, Duchess, Duke] Epilogue|
|Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem ldquo;Absalom and Achitophelrdquo; and Its Time|
|Charles II: His Majestyrsquo;s Declaration|
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