An Ecology of World Literature: From Antiquity to the by Alexander Beecroft

By Alexander Beecroft

What constitutes a nation's literature? How do literatures of other international locations have interaction with each other? during this groundbreaking learn, Alexander Beecroft develops a brand new mind set approximately international literature. Drawing on a chain of examples and case stories, the booklet levels from old epic to the modern fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav Ghosh.

Moving throughout literary ecologies of various sizes, from small societies to the planet as an entire, the environments within which literary texts are produced and circulated, An Ecology of worldwide Literature areas in discussion scholarly views on historical and sleek, western and non-western texts, navigating literary research into new and uncharted territory.

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Fernando Cabral Martins (Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2000), 173–85. See Linda Dowling, Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian England (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994), esp. 28–30, 67–103. Pater, conclusion to The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (1868). In Walter Pater: Three Major Texts, ed. William E. Buckler (New York: New York University Press, 1986), 200. Pessoa ‘António Botto e o ideal estético criador,’ originally published as the 34 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 Anna M.

Anna Klobucka’s contribution, ‘Together at Last: Reading the Love Letters of Ophelia Queiroz and Fernando Pessoa,’ discusses the correspondence between the poet and the only documented love interest of his life. While Pessoa’s love letters have been the object of intense critical scrutiny since their original publication in 1978, Queiroz’s contribution to the exchange (which remained unpublished until 1996) has attracted no comparable attention. As Klobucka argues, reinserting the missing woman and her letters into the hermeneutic landscape surrounding Pessoa’s Cartas de amor is tantamount to reconfiguring it radically, while at the same time casting potential new light on the politics and poetics of heterosexual romance that in fragmentary and contradictory ways traverses Pessoa’s work.

Klobucka and Mark Sabine upon their publication by horoscopes and possibly photographs. It is a drama in people rather than in acts). 4 The role of the founding work of Pessoan criticism can arguably be attributed to Jacinto do Prado Coelho’s Diversidade e unidade em Fernando Pessoa, originally published in 1949 and to this day remaining in print. ) Prado Coelho placed Pessoa’s heteronymous system firmly at the centre of his interpretation, dedicating separate chapters to the author’s three principal poetic alter egos, to Pessoa ‘himself’ (further subdivided into the lyric poet and the author of Mensagem), and finally to the ‘semi-heteronymous’ author of Livro do desassossego, Bernardo Soares.

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