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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ; Preface ; Part I: Literary Worlds ; 1 The World and the Work of Art ; 2 Worlds, Literature, Systems ; 3 Literary Worlds ; 4 First Propositions ; 5 Aspects of Worldedness ; Part II: Modes of Modern Literature ; 6 The Planet and the World ; 7 Universalism as a World View ; 8 Realism, Romanticism, Modernism ; 9 Six Variables, Three Modes ; Part III: Ideologies of the Institution ; 10 Against Periodization ; 11 Institutional Problems Require Institutional Solutions ; Part IV: 4 Appendices ; 12 The Empty Quadrant ; 13 Medium and Form ; 14 On the History of Reality ; 15 Beyond the Modern

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Eric Hayot is Professor of Comparative Literature at Penn State and director of its Asian Studies Program. He is the author of Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel Quel (University of Michigan Press, 2003) and The Hypothetical Mandarin (OUP, 2009).

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This is cleary meant to be a thought-provoking book, and it succeeds in that ambition. * Alexander Beecroft, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History * highly informed, provocative, and relevant to advanced readers engaged in the study of linguistics and world literature from the perspective of postmodern theory. * L. A. Brewer, Choice *

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