How to Read World Literature / Edition 1

How to Read World Literature / Edition 1

by David Damrosch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405168277

ISBN-13: 9781405168274

Pub. Date: 11/18/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405168274
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/18/2008
Series:
How to Study Literature Series, #6
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(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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