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"What distinguishes this study from similar ones is the author's thorough comparison of the topic across genres, historical moments and traditions…He literally breaches the boundaries of canonicity not just by juxtaposing these works and treating them as world literature but also does an admirable job in meticulously analysing the dialogue between them." -- Lifongo Vetinde, Lawrence University, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature