Beecroft, Alexander, 1973-

An ecology of world literature : from antiquity to the present day / Alexander Beecroft. - London; Verso, 2015. - viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm

Includes index.

1. Epichoric Literature 2. Panchoric Literature 3. Cosmopolitan Literature 4. Vernacular Literature 5. National Literature 6. Global Literature

"What is a literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with each other? 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 Bolano and Amitav Ghosh. Beecroft identifies a series of literary ecologies, from small-scale societies to the planet as a whole, within which literary texts are produced and circulated. An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarship on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, producing new and unexpected demands for literary study"--

9781781685730 (pbk.) 9781781685723 (hardback)

LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.

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