By Theo D’haen, César Domínguez, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
World Literature is an more and more influential topic in literary stories, which has ended in the re-framing of latest rules of ‘national literatures’, language and translation.
World Literature: A Reader brings jointly thirty crucial readings which reveal the theoretical foundations of the topic, in addition to displaying its conceptual improvement over a 2 hundred 12 months period.
The e-book features:
- an illuminating advent to the topic, with prompt studying paths to aid readers navigate during the materials
- texts exploring key topics akin to globalization, cosmopolitanism, post/trans-nationalism, and translation and nationalism
- writings by means of significant figures together with J. W. Goethe, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Longxi Zhao, David Damrosch, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Pascale Casanova and Milan Kundera.
The early explorations of the that means of ‘Weltliteratur’ are brought, whereas twenty-first century interpretations through top students this present day express the newest severe advancements within the box. The editors supply readers the precise advent to the theories and debates surrounding the influence of this significant sector at the glossy literary landscape.