How to Read World Literature
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.
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Abhinavagupta Africa ancient anthologies Arabic audience Behn Burton Candide century chapter characters Chikamatsu classical Conrad contemporary cultural Dante’s Dawood distant drama dream Du Fu Dushyanta Elesin English Enkidu Epic of Gilgamesh epic tradition European explore father fiction foreign frame tale French Fu’s Genji Gilgamesh global Greek Haddawy hero Homer Hurree imperial India J. K. Rowling Japanese Jihei Jourdain Kalidasa King Kipling Koharu Kublai Kublai Khan language later literary look lover lssachar lyric Lysistrata Marlow mode modern Moliere Murasaki Murasaki Shikibu narrative never Nights novel Odysseus Oedipus Omeros oral Orhan Orhan Pamuk original Oroonoko Pamuk play play’s poem poem’s poet poetic poetry Polo Polo’s prose readers reading world literature realism rhyme Ronsard Sanskrit scene Shahrazad Shakuntala social sonnet Sophocles story suicide Sumerian tale Tale of Genji theme Turkish underworld verse Virgil Voltaire Voltaire’s Walcott Western wife Wordsworth writers Zulu