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Recoding world literature : libraries, print culture, and Germany's pact with books / B. Venkat Mani.

Publication | Library Call Number: PN3331 .M26 2017

"From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of "bibliomigrancy"--the physical and virtual movement of books--Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves. Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation's relationship with print culture--a Faustian pact with books. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals the political foundations for a history of world literature that is at once a philosophical ideal, a process of exchange, a mode of reading, and a system of classification. Shifting current scholarship's focus from the academic to the general reader, from the university to the public sphere, Recoding World Literature argues that world literature is culturally determined, historically conditioned, and politically charged."-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Mani, B. Venkat, author.
Published
New York : Fordham University Press, 2017
©2017
Locale
Germany
Language
English
Edition
First edition
 
Record last modified: 2017-10-06 10:03:00
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