An Ecology of World Literature: From Antiquity to the Present Day Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 06/01/2015
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9781781685723
- Paperback / softback from £19.25