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literatura en esperanto

Acabo de recibir la Enciclopedia concisa de la literatura original en esperanto (1887-2007), escrita y publicada en inglés, de Geoffrey Sutton. Sus 720 páginas permiten hacerse una idea de los 120 primeros años de vida de una literatura tan joven como la lengua en la que se expresa. Por si alguien está interesado en adquirirla o recomendársela a un conocido, añado a continuación el enlace a la página de la editorial así como otra información que pudiera ser de utilidad (en inglés, claro).


http://www.librejo.com/enciklopedio/index.html

• a unique work of international reference
• for the first time in the English language
• a ‘must’ for every serious library and media reference section

Concise Encyclopedia of the Original Literature of Esperanto

This outstanding work ofreference appears for the first time in English. No other such extensive descriptive work is available on this global cultural phenomenon – the evolution of the original literature of the planned, neutral international language Esperanto from its humble beginnings in 1887 to its worldwide use in every literary genre in the present day. It is a revelation for students of comparative and world literature.

The Concise Encyclopedia contains:

* a preface by Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Hartford, Connecticut
* a general introduction to Esperanto literature, its history, evolution and modern development
* individual introductions to the five periods of the literature
* articles on the most important writers and their work in chronological order, with biographies and critique
* introduction to the language itself, with sample literary texts
* extensive bibliographies and index

Esperanto literature is a global phenomenon created by writers from many countries, who have chosen to write in it because of its merits. It is, as yet, always a labour of love, that is to say a product of culture. It is also most fundamentally democratic – a product of people, as opposed to capital and power. More generally, the precise nature of Esperanto culture is still debated. It is certain, however, that it is unusually aware. In contrast to other contemporary cultures, Esperanto-speakers are, for example, more likely to be acquainted with their poets, despite the lack of a state-financed education system.

Concise Encylopedia of the Original Esperanto Literature 1887–2007
by Geoffrey Sutton. New York, NY: Mondial, 2008., 740 pages, 6” x 9” (152 mm x 229 mm). ISBN 1-59569-0??-?/978-1-59569-090-6. Hardcover, jacket.


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