The World Republic of Letters

The World Republic of Letters

by Pascale Casanova
     
 

In this book, Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements--a world of letters relatively independent from economic and political realms, and in which language systems, aesthetic orders, and genres struggle for dominance. Rejecting facile talk of globalization, with its suggestion of a happy literary "melting pot," Casanova exposes… See more details below

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In this book, Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements--a world of letters relatively independent from economic and political realms, and in which language systems, aesthetic orders, and genres struggle for dominance. Rejecting facile talk of globalization, with its suggestion of a happy literary "melting pot," Casanova exposes an emerging regime of inequality in the world of letters, where minor languages and literatures are subject to the invisible but implacable violence of their dominant counterparts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010215
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Series:
Convergences: Inventories of the Present Series, #1
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
595,789
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the figure in the carpet1
1Principles of a world history of literature9
2The invention of literature45
3World literary space82
4The fabric of the universal126
5From internationalism to globalization164
6The small literatures175
7The assimilated205
8The rebels220
9The tragedy of translated men254
10The Irish paradigm303
11The revolutionaries324
Conclusion : the world and the literary trousers348

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