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David Damrosch

How to Read World Literature

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`The study of world literature has developed at a rapid pace since the turn of the millennium. Just since this book first appeared in 2009, many new courses and several entire programs in world literature have been established, while a growing number of sophisticated studies have contributed to the expansion of world literature as a field of scholarship. These developments have also given rise to renewed debates concerning the politics of world literary study amid the ongoing stresses of globalization, including crises of migration, economic inequality, and tensions between local or national belonging and regional or religious identification. In such difficult times, it is more imperative than ever to find productive ways to read across cultures, gaininga better purchase for critical engagement both with the wider world beyond our shores and with our own home culture - or cultures. It has been a pleasure to be able to return to this book now, and I took this opportunity to expand a very succinct accountinto a more capacious but still accessible introduction to the key issues involved in the study of world literature today, as illustrated through a range of remarkable works from across the centuries and around the world. In preparing this new edition, which is half again the size of the first, I`ve brought in a range of new writers and have expanded the treatment of others. In particular, I`ve opened out what had been a single chapter on travel and empire into two full-length chapters`-



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Introduction 1

1 What Is Literature ? 9

2 Reading across Time 31

3 Reading across Cultures 57

4 Reading in Translation 83

5 Brave New Worlds 107

6 Writing Empire 135

7 Global Writing 157

Epilogue: Going Farther 181

Bibliography 187

Index 197

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Paperback / softback
216 pagina's
Januari 2017
341 gram
229 x 152 x 18 mm
Wiley-Blackwell gb

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