How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challengesfaced by a reader confronting foreign literature. Accessible andenlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate worksas varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki,Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott.
* Offers a unique set of "modes of entry" for readersencountering foreign literature
* Provides readers with the tools to think creatively andsystematically about key issues such as reading across time andcultures, reading translated works, and emerging globalperspectives
* Covers a wide variety of genres, from lyric and epic poetry todrama and prose fiction and discusses how these forms have beenused in different eras and cultures