Great Literature of the Eastern World
is an authoritative guide to over 1,000 of the most noteworthy literary works of China, India, Japan, Korea and the Middle East. Descriptive essays by prominent Asian scholarsone for each work coveredprovide an insightful introduction to the major novels, short stories, poetry, essays and drama of Asia.
In addition to providing an incisive critical account of the content and style of each work, the entries include basic biographical informationpreparing the interested reader for the experience of enjoying the work in translation. Recommendations for the best translations as well as suggestions for further reading are also provided.
Great Literature of the Eastern World is an entertaining and reliable source of essential information about the major literary works which, over a period of more than 3,000 years, have expressed the unique spirit and mind of the Asian world.
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