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How to Read World Literature
By David Damrosch

How to Read World Literature

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How to Read World Literature by David Damrosch

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How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature. Accessible and enlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott. Offers a unique set of "modes of entry" for readers encountering foreign literature Provides readers with the tools to think creatively and systematically about key issues such as reading across time and cultures, reading translated works, and emerging global perspectives Covers a wide variety of genres, from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction and discusses how these forms have been used in different eras and cultures

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405168274
ISBN-10: 1405168277
Format: Hardback
(232mm x 151mm x 15mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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World Literature in Theory by David Damrosch World Literature in Theory, Hardback (January 2014)

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Routledge Companion to World Literature by David Damrosch Routledge Companion to World Literature, Paperback (November 2013)

In four key sections, this text explores the history of world literature, the disciplinary relationship of world literature to areas such as philology, translation, globalization, & diaspora studies, theoretical issues, including gender, politics & ethics, & offers a global perspective on the geographies of world literature.

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Author Biography - David Damrosch

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.

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