✓ An Ecology of World Literature ¹ Download by Ý Alexander Beecroft
✓ An Ecology of World Literature ¹ Download by Ý Alexander Beecroft Enjoy the book very much Plan to read it again soon More comments later, maybe. What Constitutes A Nation S Literature How Do Literatures Of Different Countries Interact With One Another 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 Bola O And Amitav Ghosh Moving Across Literary Ecologies Of Varying Sizes, From Small Societies To The Planet As A Whole, The Environments In Which Literary Texts Are Produced And Circulated, An Ecology of World Literature Places In Dialogue Scholarly Perspectives On Ancient And Modern, Western And Non Western Texts, Navigating Literary Study Into New And Uncharted Territory From The Trade Paperback Edition It is a fantastic book, ideal for those trying to decide whether to study literature in one or languages Also useful for professors of world literature The author coins his own terminology to create a clear panorama of the world literature He also spreads his wings, so to speak, various centuries, embracing and commenting on Classic Chinese literature, passing to Dante s Commedia up to Ghosh s trilogy.
A really great set of theories on how literatures work across various scales and systems Introduces a great new set of concepts to play around with Doesn t hurt that the last chapter on World Literature discusses some of my faves Bola o and Ghosh. A grandly ambitious and highly thought provoking book Beecroft s main idea is to use ecology rather than economics, say as an analogy for world literary systems, because it allows for greater complexity and a richer sense of different interacting parts His second key idea is to create a typology of 6 ecologies epichoric, panchoric, cosmopolitan, vernacular, national, and global , spanning from the very small scale and local to the global Interestingly and this is where things get a bit tricky , these ecologies are really modes of reading or interpretation, though they also sometimes seem to be modes of production the distinction gets a bit fuzzy These two ideas are in and of themselves intriguing and worthwhile contributions to the field, offering an interesting new framework that may prove useful to people like me who a
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