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Comparing the literatures : literary studies in a global age

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The discipline of comparative literature has long sought to develop effective theories and methods of broad-based study, but ideas based on national canons in a handful of Western European countries no longer seem adequate even for the study of national literatures themselves. Comparing the Literatures integrates comparative, postcolonial, and world-literary perspectives and seeks common ground. Looking both at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Damrosch
ISBN: 0691134995 9780691134994
OCLC Number: 1119578071
Description: x, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Damrosch.

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From a leading figure in comparative literature, a major new survey of the field that points the way forward for a discipline undergoing rapid changesLiterary studies are being transformed today by  Read more...

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