What is World Literature? download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Damrosch

What is World Literature? download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Damrosch year 2003
  • Book name: What is World Literature?
  • Author: David Damrosch
  • Release date: 2003/8/31
  • Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780691049861
  • Rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Votes: 651
  • Review by: Cory Rickard
  • Review rating: 7.1 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/17
  • Total pages: 344
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 mysticism 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. Established 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 Menchu's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H17M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Literary Theory
  • Available formats: LIT, WORD, PDF, DOC, PPTX, OEB, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in ALZ, TZO, ZIP, RAR, CHM
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 41.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 154.43x237.24x21.34mm
  • Weight: 482g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States
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