Comparative Criticism: Volume 9, Cultural Perceptions and Literary Values by E. S. ShafferComparative Criticism: Volume 9, Cultural Perceptions and Literary Values by E. S. Shaffer

Comparative Criticism: Volume 9, Cultural Perceptions and Literary Values

EditorE. S. Shaffer

Hardcover | October 29, 1987

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The ninth volume of this annual journal is concerned with the theme of 'Cultural perceptions and literary values', and continues the consideration of the relations of European with non-European literatures begun in volume 8. Among others, Indian art and its reception in the West is taken as a paradigm case for the interpretation of works of art. Victor Turner, an anthropologist who contributed a great deal to the understanding of the role of ritual in African societies, in 'social drama' and in the theatre, is represented by a posthumous essay displaying his characteristic verve, boldness, and innovative power. The crucial case of magic as 'alien wisdom' is considered, as is the exportation of the 'Faust theme', as represented in Spanish sources, to South America, and the case for its absorption into native Indian drama. This volume brings the series of special bibliographies on the history of comparative literary studies in the UK up to 1965, within a decade of the beginning of our annual bibliographies (1975) in volume 1. It also contains the annual bibliography of comparative literature, covering 1984.
Title:Comparative Criticism: Volume 9, Cultural Perceptions and Literary ValuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:October 29, 1987Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Frontispiece; Editor's introduction: 'Monsters methodiz'd': translating the Other; Part I. Cultural Perceptions and Literary Values: 1. Can we ever understand alien cultures? Partha Mitter; 2. Are there universals of performance? Victor Turner; Introduction: 'The Arts and all things common': Victor Turner's literary anthropology Barbara Babcock; 3. Aelian's peony: the location of magic in Graeco-Roman tradition Richard Gordon; 4. Inca Fausts and Faustian Incas: two Quechua plays from vice-regal Peru Gordon Brotherston; 5. 'Playing with grief': Hamlet and the rituals of mourning Peter Hughes; 6. Montesquieu's corresponding images: cultural and sexual alterity in pseudo-oriental letters Joseph Th. Leersen; 7. Heroic repression: narrative and aesthetics in Shen Fu's Six Records of a Floating Life Jonathan Hall; Part II. Translations: 8. 'Of the lashing and crowning with thorns of my best-loved Christ'. A poem from the German Catherine Regina von Greiffenberg, translated by Sheenagh Pugh; 9. 'Rebirth'. A poem from the Persian Farogh Farrokhzad; Introduction: `The loaded heart' Martin Turner; 10. The heroic age: Hebbel to Ibsen. A chapter from The Evolution of Modern Drama Georg Lukács, translated by Stanley Mitchell; A note on Hebbel David Midgley; 11. Out of estrangement : opera for speaking voices in seven scenes Ernst Jandl; Introduction: 'Ernst Jandl: the creative comtradictions' Michael Hamburger; Part III. Essay Reviews: 12. Theory, etc. A review of Jonathan Culler, On Deconstruction and Terry Eagleton, Literary Theory Stephen Heath; 13. How The Second Sex stopped my aunt from watering the horse chestnuts, or Simone de Beauvoir and contemporary feminism Nicole Ward Jouve; Books and periodicals received Mark Ogden; Bibliography of comparative literature in Britain and Ireland 1961-1965 Joseph Th. Leerssen and Glyn Tegai Hughes; Bibliography of comparative literature in Britain and Ireland 1984 Joseph Th. Leerssen.