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The Tribal Imagination

Author : Robin Fox
ISBN : 9780674060944
Genre : Social Science
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Fox traces our ongoing struggle to maintain open societies in the face of profoundly tribal human needs that, paradoxically, hold the key to our survival. This latest book ranges from incest and arranged marriage to poetry and myth, from human rights and vengeance to pop icons such as Seinfeld.
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Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022609999
Genre : American literature
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Medieval Christian Literary Imagery

Author : Robert Earl Kaske
ISBN : 0802066631
Genre : Literary Criticism
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If a reader of Chaucer suspects that an echo of a biblical verse may somehow depend for its meaning on traditional commentary on that verse, how does he or she go about finding the relevant commentaries? If one finds the word 'fire' in a context that suggests resonances beyond the literal, how does that reader go about learning what the traditional figurative meanings of fire were? It was to the solution of such difficulties that R.E. Kaske addressed himself in this volume setting out and analyzing the major repositories of traditional material: biblical exegesis, the liturgy, hymns and sequences, sermons and homilies, the pictorial arts, mythography, commentaries on individual authors, and a number of miscellaneous themes. An appendix deals with medieval encyclopedias. Kaske created a tool that will revolutionize research in its designated field: the discovery and interpretation of the traditional meanings reflected in medieval Christian imagery.
Category: Literary Criticism

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015553352
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The Image Of The Poet In Ovid S Metamorphoses

Author : Barbara Pavlock
ISBN : 9780299231439
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Barbara Pavlock unmasks major figures in Ovid’s Metamorphoses as surrogates for his narrative persona, highlighting the conflicted revisionist nature of the Metamorphoses. Although Ovid ostensibly validates traditional customs and institutions, instability is in fact a defining feature of both the core epic values and his own poetics. The Image of the Poet explores issues central to Ovid’s poetics—the status of the image, the generation of plots, repetition, opposition between refined and inflated epic style, the reliability of the narrative voice, and the interrelation of rhetoric and poetry. The work explores the constructed author and complements recent criticism focusing on the reader in the text. 2009 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine
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George Sandys

Author : Fredson Bowers
ISBN : IND:30000041580782
Genre : English imprints
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124485884
Genre : American literature
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