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- What Is World Literature?
- David Damrosch
- 12 September 2018
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What Is World Literature? review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of the masterpiece The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature What Is World Literature probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticis. I am actually going to give this text four stars for its readability I spent my entire weekend reading it and actually feel like I understand the dilemmas that the comparitists face in the world of literature I am still wrapping my brain around some of the concepts overall it made for a truly educational read The text actually touched on many if not most of the issues that I have contemplated as of late Not recommended for the non theory non literary nerd types The Art of the Hustle rapidly changing world In case studies Adolfo Kaminsky ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticis. I am actually going to give this text four stars for its Life and Poetry of Sara Shagufta readability I spent my entire weekend 23 Weihnachts Tiergeschichten reading it and actually feel like I understand the dilemmas that the comparitists face in the world of literature I am still wrapping my brain around some of the concepts overall it made for a truly educational Messy Jessy read The text actually touched on many if not most of the issues that I have contemplated as of late Not The International Dictionary of Event Management The Wiley Event Management Series recommended for the non theory non literary nerd typesread ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç David Damrosch
What Is World Literature? review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB M to postmodern metafiction David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation When it is effectively presented a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone Establishe. Reading this book was just so entertaining and enriching Although some passages ramble a little the books succeeds in giving an encompassing enough account of the dilemmas of current comparativism and the complex composition of literary canons through space and time a process that reuires the intervention of individuals as well as the involvement of casual circumstances in history local literary production cultures and the exchange dynamics between these and the world beyond their frontiers It was indeed very refreshing to read something by an American scholar that tries to understand and appreciate the value of the literatures of the world in a time when the official discourse of the USA doesn t get very far from racism and xenophobia The chapters on the translations twists and turns of Mechthild von Magdeburg and the discovery philological processing and failed translations of the tables on which the parts of the Epic of Gilgamesh was written are exhilarating What Is World Literature should be considered a reuired reading for anyone interested on the subject
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What Is World Literature? review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB D classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation but they can be seriously mishandled in the process From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Mench's writing today foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators Elouently written argued largely by example and replete with insightful close readings this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tale. An excellent book I have a particular interest in World Literature as I m teaching a course in it at high school This is pitched at a higher level from Harvard professor Damrosch but I will definitely use sections of it with my students Damrosch is a polymath and an elegant writer This is full of insights