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David Damrosch
David Damrosch was born in Maine and raised there and in New York. He studied at Yale, where he pursued interests in a wide range of ancient and modern languages and literatures. He then taught for three decades at Columbia before moving in 2009 to Harvard, where he chairs the Department of... show more



David Damrosch was born in Maine and raised there and in New York. He studied at Yale, where he pursued interests in a wide range of ancient and modern languages and literatures. He then taught for three decades at Columbia before moving in 2009 to Harvard, where he chairs the Department of Comparative Literature. A past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, he has written widely on comparative and world literature, and his work has been translated into an eclectic variety of languages, including Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 7 years ago
I should have a shelf for books about books. I love those. This is a book about a great book. I might read it.
staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it 8 years ago
Okay, full disclosure, I did not read every work in this anthology, just what I had to for school. However, it is really excellent, covering a wide range of authors, subjects, etc. Each selection is preceded by some information about the author so you can put the work in historical and social contex...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 8 years ago
David Damrosch has laid this book out in a very accessible manner, starting with the early archaeology days and Smith translating parts of the epic poem, to Hormuzd Rassam who discovered the ancient city of Nineveh, to the Victorian England sensationalism over the Gilgamesh flood story. I loved how ...
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