As Others Read Us: International Perspectives on American Literature

Synopsis

As Others Read Us provides an important cross-cultural perspective. By examining the role of tradition, government policy, and bureaucracy in determining which texts are read and esteemed, the contributors enrich our understanding of the formation and propagation of alternative literary canons. By analyzing the influence of American literary texts on the values and aspirations of citizens from other countries, the essayists further illuminate the complex relationship between literature and politics.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Robert Lawson-peebles
  • Natalia Klissourska
  • Xiao-huang Yin
  • Jan Nordby Gretlund
  • Hans-peter Wagner
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amherst
Publication year:
  • 1991

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