An Ecology of World Literature

An Ecology of World Literature

From Antiquity to the Present Day

Paperback - 2015
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"What is a literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with each other? 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 Bolano and Amitav Ghosh. Beecroft identifies a series of literary ecologies, from small-scale societies to the planet as a whole, within which literary texts are produced and circulated. An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarship on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, producing new and unexpected demands for literary study"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2015.
ISBN: 9781781685730
Characteristics: pages cm


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