Assigned: The Tamil Anthologies (1029-38).
The Tamil Anthologies
1. The editors point out that the Tamil poets aren't much interested in nature for its own sake — so how do they relate the human realm to the natural world in a few of the poems we have in our anthology? How much specificity and nuance do you find in the nature descriptions, and what purposes do any such qualities serve?
Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd edition. Volumes 1ABC. New York: Norton, 2002. ISBN A = 0-393-97755-2, B = 0-393-97756-0, C = 0-393-97757-9.