Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 2016

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190274146

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The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

William Marling

  • Examines previously unpublished letters and manuscripts by Charles Bukowski and Paul Auster
  • Articulates a new kind of literary sociology, one based on mutual advantages, prospect theory, and behavioral economics
  • Asks why "World Literature" arises in the 1960s to replace Literature in Translation
  • Restores individual agency in literature theory, which has been dominated by theories of social determinism for several decades