How to Read World Literature / Edition 1
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How to Read World Literature / Edition 1

by David Damrosch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405168269

ISBN-13: 9781405168267

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

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:
1,219,531
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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