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How to Read World Literature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date February 16, 2009
Pages 152
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781444304602
ISBN-10 1444304607
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $94.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The study of world literature has developed at a rapid pace since the turn of the millennium. Just since this book first appeared in 2009, many new courses and several entire programs in world literature have been established, while a growing number of sophisticated studies have contributed to the expansion of world literature as a field of scholarship. These developments have also given rise to renewed debates concerning the politics of world literary study amid the ongoing stresses of globalization, including crises of migration, economic inequality, and tensions between local or national belonging and regional or religious identification. In such difficult times, it is more imperative than ever to find productive ways to read across cultures, gaining a better purchase for critical engagement both with the wider world beyond our shores and with our own home culture - or cultures. It has been a pleasure to be able to return to this book now, and I took this opportunity to expand a very succinct account into a more capacious but still accessible introduction to the key issues involved in the study of world literature today, as illustrated through a range of remarkable works from across the centuries and around the world. In preparing this new edition, which is half again the size of the first, I've brought in a range of new writers and have expanded the treatment of others. In particular, I've opened out what had been a single chapter on travel and empire into two full-length chapters"--

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781405168274
 
from Blackwell Pub (November 17, 2008)
9781405168274 | details & prices | 139 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $122.00
About: How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature.
With Steven Wright | from Prentice Hall (June 1, 1998); titled "Near Source Contaminant Mixing in Surface Waters"
Paperback
Book cover for 9781405168267
 
from Blackwell Pub (November 17, 2008)
9781405168267 | details & prices | 139 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $34.95
About: How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature.
Miscellaneous
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from Blackwell Pub (February 16, 2009)
9781444304602 | details & prices | 152 pages | List price $94.95
About: "The study of world literature has developed at a rapid pace since the turn of the millennium.

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