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This shorter anthology keeps the features of the unique in that it truly is prepared in response to style instead of chronology and translates "literature" very generally to incorporate not only literary fiction, poetry, and drama, yet folks and renowned literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, feedback and concept, and travelogues and jokes. It additionally comprises clean translations by means of more moderen voices within the field.

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