The Indian market for anglophone literature will soon be bigger than the British one.Chinese writers have won two of the last thirteen Nobel Prizes.
A literature truly global in scope ought to enlarge readers’ sympathies and explode local prejudices, releasing us from the clammy cells of provincialism to roam, in imagination, with people in faraway places and times. Accordingly, nobody says a word against it at the humanities department conclaves, international book festivals, or lit-mag panel discussions where World Literature is invoked.
People writing and reading in different languages (even if one language, English, predominates) about different histories and cultures and ideas: who could be against that?
In the new economic era of northern slowdown and southern catch-up, the exemplary novelists have seemed to be those, like Orhan Pamuk, Ma Jian, and Haruki Murakami, who successfully transcend their homelands and emerge into a planetary system where their work can acquire a universal relevance.
The progress of World Literature since the ’90s has accompanied that of global capitalism.
In 1894 the world saw the first book about world literature – “The history of world literature”.
The world literature emerged because of the development of global economic and cultural relations.
He studied the works of famous writers which presented different literary phenomena of different historic periods.
He claimed that literature shouldn`t be restrained by national boundaries.
Still, in a sick, sad world, it’s hard not to be suspicious of anything as wholesome as World Literature., by the Afghan-born Khaled Hosseini, made some Americans feel better, and others worse, about our war over there.
Literary scholars have focused on World Literature especially since 1999, when the French literary critic Pascale Casanova published her pathbreaking .