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The promise and premise of creativity : why comparative literature matters

Author: Eugene Chen Eoyang
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues for the usefulness of reading and studying literature by considering comparative literature in the larger context of globalization and the "clash of cultures."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Chen Eoyang
ISBN: 9781441108647 1441108645 9781441181039 1441181032
OCLC Number: 773666885
Description: 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preliminaries --
Why study literature? --
"What's the story??" the relevance of literature to life --
The uses of the useless: comparative literature and the multinational corporation --
Approaches --
Macintosh apples and Mandarin oranges: discourse functions and dysfunctions in literary comparison --
Cuentos chinos ("chinese tales"): the new chinoiserie --
Cultural temptations in translation: François Cheng's francophone Cathay --
The persistence of Cathay: China in world literature --
A shift in cultural tectonics: challenges of geography the emergence of the southern hemisphere --
A cross-cultural perspective on the modern and the postmodern --
Cultural logics: the categoricalness of things vs. the Maodun of events --
A mestizo of the mind: Maodun in the writings of Octavio Paz --
The genial and congenial art of comparison prospects --
The insights of the outsider: the legacy of translation as afterlife --
The globalization of knowledge: comparative literature as interdisciplinary and multilingual discourse --
The glocalization of knowledge: the ends of the world or the edge of heaven --
The undisciplined discipline: comparative literature and creative wandering --
Synergies and synaethesias: an intraworldly comparative literature.
Responsibility: Eugene Eoyang.

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