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Humoring the Melancholic Reader of World Literature

Christi A. Merrill

in Riddles of Belonging

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229550
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241064 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823229550.003.0002
Humoring the Melancholic Reader of World Literature

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The discussion in this chapter is framed in a query of the displaced anxiety over originality that pervades much of modern literary discussions, focusing on texts that, like Gandhi's quip, defy easy division into categories of oral and written, translated and original, literary and nonliterary, even academic and nonacademic.

Keywords: literature; originality; oral; written; translated

Chapter.  11665 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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