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How to Read World Literature Paperback – 31 October 2008

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (31 October 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1405168269
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1405168267
  • Dimensions : 15.57 x 0.89 x 23.5 cm
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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, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott.

About the Author

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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