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Masterpieces of World Literature

This literature course explores how great writers refract their world and how their works are transformed when they intervene in our global cultural landscape today.

No national literature has ever grown up in isolation from the cultures around it; from the earliest periods, great works of literature have probed the tensions, conflicts, and connections among neighboring cultures and often more distant regions as well.

Focusing particularly on works of literature that take the experience of the wider world as their theme, this course will explore the varied artistic modes in which great writers have situated themselves in the world, helping us to understand the deep roots of today's intertwined global cultures.

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Length 12 weeks
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Starts Aug 20 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $149
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Instructors David Damrosch, Martin Puchner
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Language English
Subjects Humanities
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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 12 weeks
Effort 5 - 7 hours per week
Starts Aug 20 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $149
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Instructors David Damrosch, Martin Puchner
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities
Tags Humanities History Literature

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