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By Benedict Anderson, Christopher Prendergast

Within the carrying on with debates in regards to the cultural dimensions of globalization, the query of 'literature' has been anything of a terrible relation. This quantity seeks to redress the stability. It takes as its start line Goethe's proposal of Weltliteratur, from which it then travels out to varied elements of the globe at diversified old junctures. between its many matters are the legacies of Goethe's notion, variable understandings of the time period 'literature' itself, cross-cultural encounters, the character of 'small literatures', and the cultural politics of literary genres. With contributions from the various major voices within the box, Debating international Literature seeks to go beyond the pieties and simplifications of polemic in a look for the complexity embodied within the linking of the 2 phrases 'world' and 'literature'.

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