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The ‘world of letters’ has always seemed a matter more of metaphor than of global reality. In this book, Pascale Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements – a world of letters relatively independent from economic and political realms, and in which language systems, aesthetic orders, and genres struggle for dominance. Rejecting facile talk of globalization, with its suggestion of a happy literary ‘melting pot’, Casanova exposes an emerging regime of inequality in the world of letters, where minor languages and literatures are subject to the invisible but implacable violence of their dominant counterparts. Inspired by the writings of Fernand Braudel and Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops the first systematic model for understanding the production, circulation, and valuing of literature worldwide. Casanova proposes a baseline from which we might measure the newness and modernity of the world of letters – the literary equivalent of the meridian at Greenwich. Within her overarching theory, Casanova locates three main periods in the genesis of world literature – Latin, French, and German – and closely examines three towering figures in the world republic of letters – Kafka, Joyce, and Faulkner.