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Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English

Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English

by Victor J. Ramraj
     
 

Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama, and essays in a wide-ranging anthology of world literature in English. The collection includes a number of established writers who despite their great reputations, have often been perceived as standing apart from the main currents of English literature (and have rarely found their way into English Department

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Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama, and essays in a wide-ranging anthology of world literature in English. The collection includes a number of established writers who despite their great reputations, have often been perceived as standing apart from the main currents of English literature (and have rarely found their way into English Department reading lists). Most selections, though, are by a remarkable range of much less established authors. In addition to the selections, the editor has provided a general introduction and a brief biographical note on each author.
"The intention in Concert of Voices is both to provide an alternative text to anthologies of traditional and established writings (in which the new writings in English invariably are displaced and marginalized) and to complement these anthologies. In this regard, the word 'other'—which points up apartness and division—was found wanting and dropped from the provisional main title. Its omission draws attention to a concept (and conviction) operative in the construction of the anthology: despite historical and cultural specificities (the focus of cross-cultural and multicultural studies), commonalities and affinities exist among these writings and between writing on both sides of the hegemonic divide. The anthology, then, is not intended simply as an offering of sociological or anthropological insights into these 'different' peoples. The pieces in Concert of Voices also demonstrate that imaginative writings can evolve from a cocoon of particularities into what can be called—modifying a catch-phrase of certain other disciplines—Literature Without Borders." - from the introduction

Editorial Reviews

Shalini Puri University of Pittsburgh
"A rich range of authors, representing a wide range of issues; this is an important and worthwhile project."
Rowland Smith Wilfrid Laurier University
"A wide-ranging, eclectic, and stimulating anthology; the selection is very impressive."
Anthony Boxill University of New Brunswick
"A very wide and comprehensive selection of world literature in English; I recommend it wholeheartedly."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551110257
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
12/30/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
414,417
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Victor J. Ramraj, a professor of English at the University of Calgary, is editor of the journal ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature.

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