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Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

William Marling


The emergence of “World Literature” in the 1960s owes to a set of gatekeepers—agents, partners, friends, coteries, translators, patrons, small presses, and reviewers—who cooperated and collaborated in the fashion typical of historic “bohemias.” Self-marginalized and frugal, they also self-published and created new venues. They seized on new printing technologies, on changes in copyright law, and a counter-cultural social climate. The authors treated here—Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Bukowski, Paul Auster, and Haruki Murakami—not only became well known in such circumstances but were also tra ... More

Keywords: World Literature, gatekeepers, translation, small press, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Bukowski, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, Bourdieu, Damrosch

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190274146
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Marling, author
Professor of English, Case Western Reserve University

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