Adventures by the Book® was created to offer worldwide opportunities to connect readers with authors and their books through unique, innovative and interesting events and travels. And if ever there were a book to represent our mission, Around the World in 80 Books is the one! This is your opportunity to virtually Travel around the World with David Damrosch, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Comparative Literature and founder of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature. Join us live on Fireside to journey through the places, times and people who have made our world literature. Get ready to travel the globe on a unique Fireside Adventure where you can chat live with David to discuss his book and world literature, ask questions, and converse with him “on stage.”
Admission to this event is unique, as Fireside is open by invite only. Simply purchase a book below and we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can join be in the virtual audience to converse live with the author. For other apps, you will have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast on our Fireside public profile page.
Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of Around the World in 80 Books, tax, shipping within the U.S. and Canada, a live Fireside chat with David, Q&A, and the opportunity to virtually travel around the world with a renowned Harvard University Professor of Comparative Literature.
David Damrosch is a renowned author of over 25 books about literature, as well as Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature and chair of comparative literature at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature. He has lectured in fifty countries around the world, and his online Harvard course Masterpieces of World Literature has been taken by nearly 100,000 people
David’s research includes methods of comparative literature and world literary studies; Bible and ancient Near Eastern literatures; modern European and global Anglophone literatures. His current research projects include a book on the discipline of Comparative Literature, and a book on the role of global scripts in the formation of national literatures. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, who has written widely on comparative and world literature from antiquity to the present.
His new book, Around the World in 80 Books: A Literary Journey, is a transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them.
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