How to Read World Literature / Edition 1

How to Read World Literature / Edition 1

by David Damrosch
     
 

"How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature: reading across time and cultures, reading translated works well, and exploring today's 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… See more details below

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"How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature: reading across time and cultures, reading translated works well, and exploring today's 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 The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Murasaki, The 1001 Nights, Moliere, Conrad, Soyinka, and Walcott." Accessible and enlightening, How to Read World Literature offers readers the tools to navigate literary works from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405168267
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
How to Study Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
386,155
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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