Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-3 of 3 items for:

  • World Literature x
Clear All

View:

Fictions of DignityEmbodying Human Rights in World Literature

Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More

Gilgamesh among UsModern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semi-mythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his ... More

A Tremendous ThingFriendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

Gregory Jusdanis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452840
eISBN:
9780801454752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Friendship encompasses a wide range of social bonds, from playground companionship and wartime camaraderie to modern marriages and Facebook links. For many, friendship is more meaningful than ... More

View: