European Literary History: An Introduction

1st Edition

Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

Routledge
Published March 12, 2018
Textbook - 382 Pages
ISBN 9781138886735 - CAT# Y180540

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Summary

This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their place within European Literature. Offering a view of Europe as an evolving cultural space and examining the mobility and travel of literature both within and out of Europe, this guide offers an introduction to the dynamics of major literary networks, international literary networks, publication cultures and debates, and the cultural history of 'Europe' as a region as well as a concept.

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