Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings, which include a dozen books and anthologies and over seventy articles and essays, range from philosophy and theater to world literature and have been translated into many languages. Through his best-selling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature, he has brought four thousand years of literature to audiences across the globe.

Books in order of publication:

The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy – 2010

The Norton Anthology of World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 – 2012

The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume A – 2012

The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume B – 2012

The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization – 2014

The Language of Thieves: My Family’s Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate – 2020

Literature for a Changing Planet – 2022

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