Brigitte Rath ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) State of the Discipline Report, Ideas of the Decade 1 April 2014 The idea of pseudotranslation sharpens some central concepts of Comparative Literature. “World Literature,” according to David Damrosch, is “always as much about the host culture’s values and needs as it is about a work’s source culture” (283). Foregrounding a text’s imaginary

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