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The Resource What is world literature?, David Damrosch

What is world literature?, David Damrosch

Label
What is world literature?
Title
What is world literature?
Statement of responsibility
David Damrosch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What is world literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Mench's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Damrosch, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Translation/transnation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Littérature
  • Littérature comparée
  • Traduction littéraire
  • Chefs-d'œuvre (Littérature)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Wereldliteratuur
  • Canon
  • Vertalen
  • Weltliteratur
  • Übersetzung
  • Literatura (história e crítica)
  • Literatura comparada
Label
What is world literature?, David Damrosch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: Goethe coins a phrase -- PART ONE: CIRCULATION -- Gilgamesh's quest -- The pope's blowgun -- From the old world to the whole world -- PART TWO: TRANSLATION -- Love in the necropolis -- The afterlife of Mechthild von Magdeburg -- Kafka comes home -- PART THREE: PRODUCTION -- English in the world -- Rigoberta Menchú in print -- The poisoned book -- CONCLUSION: World enough and time
Control code
ocn606929905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188645
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9780691049861
  • 40009002457
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv32280f
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606929905
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
What is world literature?, David Damrosch
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: Goethe coins a phrase -- PART ONE: CIRCULATION -- Gilgamesh's quest -- The pope's blowgun -- From the old world to the whole world -- PART TWO: TRANSLATION -- Love in the necropolis -- The afterlife of Mechthild von Magdeburg -- Kafka comes home -- PART THREE: PRODUCTION -- English in the world -- Rigoberta Menchú in print -- The poisoned book -- CONCLUSION: World enough and time
Control code
ocn606929905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188645
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9780691049861
  • 40009002457
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv32280f
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606929905
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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