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How to Read World Literature.

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Series: How to study literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Damrosch
ISBN: 9781444304602 1444304607
OCLC Number: 476247985
Description: 1 online resource (147 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 What Is "Literature"?; Chapter 2 Reading across Time; Chapter 3 Reading across Cultures; Chapter 4 Reading in Translation; Chapter 5 Going Abroad; Chapter 6 Going Global; Epilogue: Going Farther; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: How to study literature.

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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.

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"Undoubtedly, Damrosch's latest book is a useful tool for prospective readers (especially English-speaking ones) of world literature. It introduces them to major works of world literature and shows Read more...

 
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