Against literature

by Beverley, John.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis

Written in English
Cover of: Against literature | Beverley, John.
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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Beverley.
LC ClassificationsPN94 .B48 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1740543M
ISBN 100816622485, 0816622493
LC Control Number92046356

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Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to substitution.

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