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Featured resources - Literature
- A companion to world literature, ed. Ken Seigneurie (2020)
- The Routledge companion to world literature (2020)
- Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, almanacs, and manuals in many subject areas, including World literatures, e.g.
- Literature Criticism Online
- Provides access to Literary Criticism series from Gale. It includes scholarly and popular literary commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and journals.
- The Dictionary of Literary Biography
- Features comprehensive literary biographies, written by recognized literary scholars and critics, of past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works. Additionally, you can search for essays on publishing houses and literary topics.
- Magill's survey of world literature
- Offers profiles of major writers outside the United States from all time periods, accompanied by analysis of their significant titles of fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Includes indexes by category and country.
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- WordReference: dictionaries, conjugations, pronunciations, examples in context. Ask a native speaker!
- Forvo; The pronunciation dictionary. Words are pronunciation by native speakers
- Foreign languages information resources. Guides to the resources relevant to various languages, by the SFU Library.
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New World Literature books
- Latin American detectives against power : individualism, the state, and failure in crime fiction /
- Ovid's Heroides and the Augustan principate /
- A new paradigm for translators of literary and non-literary texts /
- Istanbul 1940 and global modernity : the world according to Auerbach, Tanpinar, and Edib /
- Identities in flux : race, migration, and citizenship in Brazil /
- Keeping the mystery alive : Jewish mysticism in Latin American cultural production /
- Scattered all over the earth /
- The abyss or life is simple : reading Knausgaard writing religion /
- Ibn Arabi's small death : a novel /
- Fernando Pessoa and philosophy : countless lives inhabit us /
- Preposterous Virgil : reading through Stoppard, Auden, Wordsworth, Heaney /
- Weimar in Princeton : Thomas Mann and the Kahler Circle /
- Popular magazines and fiction in Shanghai, 1914-1925 : modernity, the cultural imaginary, and the middle society /
- Don't be a stranger : Russian literature and the perils of not fitting in /
- Minority discourses in Germany since 1990 /
- Graphic novels and comics as world literature /
- Dante's Divine Comedy in early Renaissance England : the collision of two worlds /
- The commedia dell'arte /
- Sensing the Sinophone : urban memoryscapes in contemporary fiction /
- Crossing the borders of modernity : fictional characters as representations of alternative concepts of life in Meiji literature (1868-1912) /
- Utopia in the revival of Confucian education : an ethnography of the classics-reading movement in contemporary China /
- The existentialist vision of Haruki Murakami /
- Seven empty houses /
- Immature playboys and predatory tricksters : studies in the sources, scope and reach of Don Juan /
- Iberian Babel : translation and multilingualism in the medieval and the early modern Mediterranean /
- Rebel Men : Masculinity and Attitude in Postsocialist Chinese Literature /
- The hand at work : the poetics of poiesis in the Russian avant-garde /
- The Prague Circle : Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies /
- Prophet of renewal : David Levi: a Jewish freemason and Saint-Simonian in nineteenth-century Italy /
- Translation Activity in Late Byzantine World : Contexts, Authors, and Texts.