Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Invitation to World Literature

That sounds a little forbidding, like an introductory lit class you can't wait to skip, but this is a great, eclectic series. Put together by the Annenberg Foundation, it covers 13 different books from all over the globe and all over history. Things Fall Apart, The Odyssey, The God of Small Things—it's that kind of mix. We went to the One Hundred Years of Solitude page and there was a video, maps, a Spanish glossary, a timeline of the settlement of South America, critical analysis, you name it.

The introduction says, "This multimedia series, Invitation to World Literature, offers you a passport to this rich heritage via thirteen works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions. These are books that we hope spark your interest, or satisfy long-standing curiosity about things you wished you had read, or introduce works that are new to you, opening up a world of connections and experiences."

You can get lost on this site: Invitation to World Literature.

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