This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their place within European Literature. Offering a view of Europe as an evolving cultural space and examining the mobility and travel of literature both within and out of Europe, this guide offers an introduction to the dynamics of major literary networks, international literary networks, publication cultures and debates, and the cultural history of 'Europe' as a region as well as a concept.
Maarten De Pourcq is Professor of European Literature at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Sophie Levie is Professor emeritus of Literary and Cultural Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.
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