Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Ben Hutchinson
English | November 27th, 2018 | ASIN: B07KGLLCVL, ISBN: 1515932338 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 56 mins | 136.04 MB
Narrator: Chris MacDonnell
From colonial empire-building in the 19th century to the postcolonial culture wars of the 21st century, attempts at "comparison" have defined the international agenda of literature. But what is comparative literature? Ambitious readers looking to stretch themselves are usually intrigued by the concept but uncertain of its implications. And rightly so, in many ways: Even the professionals cannot agree on a single term, calling it comparative in English, compared in French, and comparing in German. The very term itself, when approached comparatively, opens up a Pandora's box of cultural differences.