How to Read World Literature

David Damrosch


How to Read World Literature

How to Read World Literature

  • Title: How to Read World Literature
  • Author: David Damrosch
  • ISBN: 9781405168267
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback



How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature Accessible and enlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott Offers a unique set of modes of entry for readers encountering foreign literatHow to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature Accessible and enlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott Offers a unique set of modes of entry for readers encountering foreign literature Provides readers with the tools to think creatively and systematically about key issues such as reading across time and cultures, reading translated works, and emerging global perspectives Covers a wide variety of genres, from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction and discusses how these forms have been used in different eras and cultures


Recent Comments "How to Read World Literature"

insightful comparison between sophocles and kalidasa - their works are much more alike that you would imagine

Good introduction on the larger world of literature, how stories and ideas travel and what we should be aware when we read both things from our traditions, but also others. Damrosch's prose is straightforward and easy to read, and the tone is pitch perfect; knowing and entertaining, yet never condescending. With a clear love for all kinds of literature, stories and traditions, he guides you through its hidden connections. It gave me some food for thought, and I really recommend it; an insightful [...]

Blog reviewAn extremely useful text for anyone interested in - or teaching - a world literature. Accessible, interesting, and even entertaining.

with nice examples

A good book on how to meet world literature with the greatest ease. The theory is well explained and easy to understand.

Damrasch is a damn good writer. To render deep insight into plain English is not an easy task. He is damn good at it. When can I start to write like him?


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