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Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Ben Hutchinson
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 5th Apr 2018
Dimensions: w 110mm h 175mm
Weight: 125g
ISBN-10: 0198807279
ISBN-13: 9780198807278
Barcode No: 9780198807278
Synopsis
Considering literature comparatively can help readers realize how much can be learned by looking beyond the horizon of their own cultures, discovering not only more about other literatures, but also about their own. Ben Hutchinson offers a history of comparative literature, placing it at the heart of literary criticism.

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This fascinating study presents an optimistic view of the state of comparative literature today, showing how the discipline has evolved and why it is so important. This book should be required reading for anyone with an interest in literature. * Susan Bassnett, President of the British Comparative Literature Association * With admirable clarity, Hutchinson analyses the issues that the discipline faces, and brings back invigorating news of possibilities ahead. This eloquent and richly packed VSI puts the case for comparative literature as the most vital, enriching and valuable way of reading and studying literature at a time of colossal shifts in the prospects of the Humanities. * Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature *