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Download An Ecology Of World Literature: From Antiquity To The Present Day
Author: Alexander Beecroft | Isbn: 9781781685723 | File size: 2.9 Mb | Year: 2015 | Pages: 320 | Language: English | File format: EPUB | Category: Culture
Approaches the classification of world literature from a truly distinctive standpoint … Beecroft′s ability to negotiate Eastern and Western literatures while avoiding the dichotomy so common to discussing these traditions is astonishing in scope and expertise.
What constitutes a nation’s literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav Ghosh.
Moving across literary ecologies of varying sizes, from small societies to the planet as a whole, the environments in which literary texts are produced and circulated, An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarly perspectives on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, navigating literary study into new and uncharted territory.