How to Read World Literature (Google eBook)
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: How to Read World LiteratureUser Review - Xiaomin Zu - Goodreads
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? Read full review
Abhinavagupta Africa ancient anthologies audience Behn book’s Burton Candide century chapter characters Chikamatsu classical Conrad’s contemporary cultural Dante’s Dawood drama dream Dryden Du Fu Dunyazad Dushyanta Elesin English Enkidu European explore father fiction foreign frame tale French Fu’s Genji Gilgamesh global Greek Haddawy hero hero’s Homer imperial India J. K. Rowling Japanese Jihei Jourdain Kalidasa king King’s Kipling Koharu Kublai Kublai Khan language later literary look lover lyric Marco Polo’s Marlow mode modern Molière Murasaki Murasaki Shikibu narrative Nights novel Odysseus Oedipus Omeros oral Orhan Orhan Pamuk original Oroonoko Pamuk play play’s end poem poem’s poet poet’s poetic poetry Polo Polo’s prose readers reading world literature Ronsard Sanskrit scene Shahrazad Shakuntala social son’s sonnet Sophocles story suicide tale Tale of Genji theme tion translation Turkish underworld verse Virgil Voltaire Voltaire’s Walcott Western wife wife’s Wordsworth work’s writers Zulu