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Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination

Authors: Patell, C.

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Through contemporary theories of cosmopolitanism and analyses of literary texts such as Heart of Darkness, Lilith's Brood, and Moby-Dick, this book explores the cosmopolitan impulses behind the literary imagination. Patell argues that cosmopolitanism regards human difference as an opportunity to be embraced rather than a problem to be solved.

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Cyrus R. K. Patell is Associate Professor of English at New York University Abu Dhabi, USA. He is the author most recently of US Emergent Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century.

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"Patell's cosmopolitan readings of a wide range of works from Shakespeare's Othello to Claude Lanzmann's Shoah cover topics from historical fiction to animal studies. Addressing the role of world literature and multiculturalism, this pedagogically helpful book offers a fuller understanding of how to approach 'global texts' and their contexts in the challenging yet creative tension between cultural familiarity and difference." - Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Cyrus R. K. Patell
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10777-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137107770
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23387-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38618-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
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