Ch 3: European Literature & Authors

About This Chapter

Check out this literature help and review chapter to learn about European literature and authors. These simple lessons and quizzes can supplement your literature textbooks, help you prepare for exams and refresh your literary knowledge.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information about European literature and authors will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about European literature and authors. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding European literature and authors
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about European literature and authors
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  • Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the European Literature & Authors chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a European literature and authors unit of a standard world literature course. You can expect to study:

  • The lives and works of writers Adam Zagajewski, Wislawa Szymborska and Patrick Modiano
  • Analyses of Sybmorska's True Love and Nothing Twice
  • Summaries of Modiano's Suspended Sentences and Dora Bruder

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: European Literature & Authors
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Adam Zagajewski: Biography, Books & Poems

1. Adam Zagajewski: Biography, Books & Poems

Polish writer Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary poet, essayist, and novelist who has won many awards, including the Griffin Poetry Prize. In this lesson, we will learn about his life, books, and poetry.

Wislawa Szymborska: Biography, Poems & Quotes

2. Wislawa Szymborska: Biography, Poems & Quotes

Wislawa Szymborska had a long career as a poet, but rose to world prominence in the last decade of her life, after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. In this lesson, you will learn about her life, major works, and artistic legacy.

True Love by Wislawa Szymborska: Analysis & Meaning

3. True Love by Wislawa Szymborska: Analysis & Meaning

Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Polish poet who gained international renown after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. In this lesson, you will learn about ''True Love,'' a poem that vividly represents her style.

Nothing Twice by Wislawa Szymborska: Analysis & Meaning

4. Nothing Twice by Wislawa Szymborska: Analysis & Meaning

Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) was a Polish poet who gained international renown after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. In this lesson, you will learn about a great example of her work, 'Nothing Twice.'

Patrick Modiano: Biography, Books & Quotes

5. Patrick Modiano: Biography, Books & Quotes

The novelist Patrick Modiano wrote over 30 books. This French writer explores the Nazi Occupation of France in most of his writing. Study the lesson to learn more about the author and two of his important works, 'A Search Warrant' and 'A Pedigree.'

Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano Summary

6. Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano Summary

In three short novellas, the French writer Patrick Modiano examines the importance, and the unreliability, of memory and recollection. Set in Paris in the years surrounding World War II, the stories all deal with recollection and the importance the past.

Dora Bruder: Summary & Analysis

7. Dora Bruder: Summary & Analysis

History is a funny thing, because while we call it nonfiction, perspectives blur the line between reality and imagination. In this lesson we will learn about the novel, 'Dora Bruder,' by Patrick Modiano, and analyze where Dora's story meets that of the author.

Memory by Philippe Grimbert Discussion Questions

8. Memory by Philippe Grimbert Discussion Questions

''Memory'' is a novel by French author Philippe Grimbert that deals with love, loss, and guilt through the Holocaust. These questions can help your students work through these themes and think about what the Holocaust meant to people.

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