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How to Read World Literature (How to Study Literature)

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How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature, such as reading across time and cultures, reading translated works, and the emerging global perspective. A variety of genres are covered, from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction, with discussions of how these forms have been used in different eras and cultures, and examples from authors and texts as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Molière, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott.

About the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Professor Damrosch's most recent publication is What Is World Literature? (2003), but he is perhaps best known as the general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature and of The Longman Anthology of World Literature (2004). From 2001 to 2003 he was President of the American Comparative Literature Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

1 What Is "Literature"? 6

2 Reading across Time 24

3 Reading across Cultures 46

4 Reading in Translation 65

5 Going Abroad 86

6 Going Global 105

Epilogue: Going Farther 125

Bibliography 130

Index 136

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405168267
Author:
Damrosch, David
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Comparative & World Literature
Copyright:
Series:
How to Study Literature
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.60 in. .55 lbs.

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