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On Literary Worlds

Eric Hayot


Though literature is not a technology, the historical models literary scholars use to describe literary history owe a great deal to the languages of originality, novelty, progress, and invention that form the core of the idea of technological development. No real surprise: putting progress at the center of historicity is one of the things that makes us modern. But if you think like a modern person then it's very hard to ever really make a good case for why someone interested in the history of modern literary aesthetics ought to read the literature of the non-Western world. This book makes that ... More

Keywords: literature, Copernican revolutions, modern, narrative, world, history, academia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199926695
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Hayot, author
Pennsylvania State University