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World literature and the international order

by Joseph Slaughter
  • Key point 1
    Throughout the 1950s to the 1970s, more than a third of nations claimed independence. While this represents a massive political shift, this struggle for independence was also reflected in world literature.
  • Key point 2
    During this time, newly independent nations were forced to express their nation-statism within the confines of a pre-established international order.
  • Key point 3
    This international order also existed within the publishing system. Although seeking an independent voice, authors of world literature must often conform to international readership expectations and prior successes.