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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
G. R. Lomer, ed. The Student’s Course in Literature.

A College Curriculum in Literature: Literature of the British Colonies

By Gerhard Richard Lomer (1882–1970)

115. The Literature of Canada

Canada, in spite of her comparatively restricted area of population, has produced no mean body of literature already. In humor, fiction, and oratory, as well as in poetry, her contribution to the literature of the world is worthy of study.

Reading:Haliburton; Howe; Fréchette; Laurier; Allen; Drummond; Roberts; Carmen Sylva; Parker; Macphail; Wood; Lampman; Leacock.

116. The Literature of India

With the conferring of the Nobel Prize upon Sir Rabindranath Tagore, the attention of the world has been turned to the literature of a land long associated with the name of Kipling. The student in this course will become familiar with the great writings, ancient and modern, that have come from India.

Reading:Indian Literature; The Vedas and their Theology; Vishnu Sharma (Pilpay); Indian Epigrams; Kālidāsa; Jayadeva; Baber; Toru Dutt; Kipling; Tagore.

117. The Literature of South Africa and Australia

These outposts of the British Empire have contributed their literary contingent to the ranks of the great army of writers in the English language. A study of what they have done will complete the circle of the reader’s knowledge of the best literature of the whole world.

Reading:(Africa) Schreiner; (Australia) Clarke.