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The Written World

THE POWER OF STORIES TO SHAPE PEOPLE, HISTORY, CIVILIZATION
Written by MARTIN PUCHNER
Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: 10/24/2017
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-812-99893-1
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From Guggenheim fellow Martin Puchner comes the story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter. This engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world.
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Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His prizewinning books cover subjects from philosophy to the arts, and his bestselling six-volume Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC (massive open online course) have brought four thousand years of literature to students across the globe. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.