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Damrosch, David

Overview
Works: 112 works in 370 publications in 2 languages and 9,211 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PJ3771.G6, 809.93353
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Most widely held works about David Damrosch
 
Most widely held works by David Damrosch
The buried book : the loss and rediscovery of the great Epic of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 BCE, the Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, the Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 BCE, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost--buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of King Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. This book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its decipherment in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist, who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among thousands of undistinguished tablets in the British Museum. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself.--From publisher description
The Longman anthology of British literature by David Damrosch( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this anthology is to present a wealth of poetry, prose, and drama from the full sweep of the literary history of the British Isles, and to do so in ways that will bring out both the works' original cultural contexts and their lasting aesthetic power.-
The narrative covenant ; transformations of genre in the growth of biblical literature by David Damrosch( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is world literature? by David Damrosch( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What is world literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Mench's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators
We scholars : changing the culture of the university by David Damrosch( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review text: The interest of We Scholars, essentially concerned with the American university, and with professors in humanities and social sciences, is that it reveals with painful clarity how an ethos in which a sense of 'community', whether within departments or across whole universities, is very largely absent, can arise without government pressure.[Damrosch] writes beautifully about the sociology of academic life, and about key debates in the humanities...His book is one of the most insightful and helpful accounts of the academic experience written in recent years. At a time when everyone writing on these subjects is ideologically loud, his voice of quiet authority is especially welcome. Damrosch establishes as one of his goals 'to convert people away from the wish to convert people.' I hope he succeeds.The argument of [Damrosch's] book is effective in drawing the reader's attention to what goes on around us and in stimulating thoughts about what might be done about it. It is gracefully written, informative and concerned in the best sense...[It is] strongly recommended to academics--teachers and scholars--who, more than most engaged in work that can make a difference for our common future, need to think what they are doing.Professor Damrosch is both a wise and considerate man. This is a book that ought to be bedside reading for academics and for those who like to follow academic arguments from the boardroom and the Wall Street Journal.This graceful and thoughtful book makes an important contribution to current debates about scholarship and universities.In We Scholars, David Damrosch provides a thoughtful and penetrating look at what he calls the 'isolation of the disciplines' in today's universities. He describes a 'mix of scholarly alienation and disciplinary territorialism...a poverty of general discussion.' The beauty of this book is how well and how carefully he does this and then how cogently he presents his solution. First of all, this no excercise in faculty bashing, nor is it in the mode of the sweeping generalization we have seen from others who would help higher education identify its shortcomings. It is, instead, a thoughtful, carefully constructed position
The Longman anthology of world literature( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman Anthology is designed to open up the horizons of world literature, placing major works within their cultural contexts and fostering connections and conversations between eras as well as regions
Meetings of the mind by David Damrosch( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comic in tone and serious in intent, Meetings of the Mind gives a portrait of academic life in the nineties. With campus populations and critical perspectives changing rapidly, academic debate needs to look beyond the old ideal of common purposes and communal agreement. How can we learn from people we won't end up agreeing with?" "This question is explored by four very different scholars, who meet and argue at a series of comparative literature conferences."--Jacket
Teaching world literature( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exciting, and unsettling, time to be teaching world literature, writes David Damrosch. Because the range of works taught in world literature courses has expanded enormously, both historically and geographically, the task of selection--and of teacher preparation--has grown more challenging. Teachers of this field must grapple with such issues as coverage, cultural difference, and the role of translation in the classroom. Should one emphasize masterpieces or traditions, concepts or themes? How does one avoid making a work bear the burden of representing an entire tradition? To what extent should anthologies be used? Can a course be global in scope and yet focus on a few works, authors, moments? This collection of thirty-two essays in the MLA series Options for Teaching offers an array of solutions to these challenges, reflecting the wide variety of institutions, courses, and students described by the contributors. An annotated bibliography is provided, with a listing of useful Web sites
The Princeton sourcebook in comparative literature : from the European Enlightenment to the global present( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read world literature by David Damrosch( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature: reading across time and cultures, reading translated works well, and exploring today's global perspective. A variety of genres are covered, from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction, with discussions of how these forms have been used in different eras and cultures, and examples from authors and texts as varied as The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Murasaki, The 1001 Nights, Moliere, Conrad, Soyinka, and Walcott." "Accessible and enlightening, How to Read World Literature offers readers the tools to navigate literary works from around the world."--Jacket
The Routledge companion to world literature by Theo d' Haen( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers:the history of World Literature through significant writers and theorists from Goethe to Said, Casanova and Morettithe disciplinary relationship of World Literature to areas such as philology, translation, globalization and diaspora
The buried book the loss and rediscovery of the great Epic of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed by a poet and priest in Middle Babylonia around 1200 BCE, the Epic of Gilgamesh foreshadowed later stories that would become as fundamental as any in human history, the Odyssey and the Bible. But in 600 BCE, the clay tablets that bore the story were lost--buried beneath ashes and ruins when the library of King Ashurbanipal was sacked in a raid. This book begins with the rediscovery of the epic and its decipherment in 1872 by George Smith, a brilliant self-taught linguist, who created a sensation when he discovered Gilgamesh among thousands of undistinguished tablets in the British Museum. From there the story goes backward in time, all the way to Gilgamesh himself.--From publisher description
Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling, Heart of darkness, "The man who would be king" and other works on empire( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of British literature by Maria Elisa Cevasco( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The canonical debate today : crossing disciplinary and cultural boundaries( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canonical Debate Today. Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries re-enacts the canonical issues current in the '90s from a new perspective, triggered by the changes that occurred worldwide in understanding the concepts and the status of theory, in the legacy of literary studies within the field of humanities, and in cultural production and reception. During the last decade discussions of globalization mostly took into account its impact on the status of academic disciplines such as comparative literature or cultural studies, or the reconfiguration of national literary fields. These de
Heart of darkness, "The man who would be king," and other works on empire by Joseph Conrad( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman anthology of British literature( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gateways to world literature : the Ancient World through the Early Modern period( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Longman anthology of British literature( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Literature in Theory by David Damrosch( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study "
 
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Alternative Names
Damrosch, David Norman 1953-

ダムロッシュ, デイヴィッド

Languages
English (235)

German (1)

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The Longman anthology of British literatureWhat is world literature?The Longman anthology of world literatureMeetings of the mindTeaching world literatureThe Princeton sourcebook in comparative literature : from the European Enlightenment to the global presentHow to read world literatureThe Routledge companion to world literature