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comparative literature

noun
1.
the study of the literatures of two or more groups differing in cultural background and, usually, in language, concentrating on their relationships to and influences upon each other.
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  • The professor of comparative literature approached him and took a chair at his side.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • That such a translation has been sorely needed every student of comparative literature knows.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • All that concerns the relations between "Dutch journalists" and English writers interests the history of comparative literature.

  • Down the stairs the professor of comparative literature felt his way to food.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • After chapel, while pursuing their studies in comparative literature in the Sunday newspapers, they smoked again.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • The little professor of comparative literature stepped forward and stood pompously before Magee.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • The professor of comparative literature was the first to break the silence.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • The puzzled professor of comparative literature caressed his bald head thoughtfully.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • The student of comparative literature, the student of the history of fiction cannot afford to neglect these pioneer Greek novels.

    Essays on the Greek Romances Elizabeth Hazelton Haight

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