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Death and the King's Horseman (Norton Critical Edition)

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"Backgrounds and Sources" helps readers understand 's traditional African contexts and the role of theater in African culture. Included are a map of Yoruba-land, discussions of Yoruban religious beliefs and cultural traditions, Soyinka on the various forms that theater has taken in African culture in order to survive, and Anthony Appiah on Soyinka's struggle with the problem of African identity in the creation of . Commentary on the play as both a theatrical production and a classroom text is provided by Gerald Moore, Tanure Ojaide, and Martin Rohmer. "Criticism" collects nine major essays on the play and the difficulties it presents to readers. Contributors include D. S. Izevbaye, Eldred Durosimi Jones, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Biodun Jeyifo, Wole Soyinka, Joan Hepburn, Adebayo Williams, David Richards, and Olakunle George. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Backgrounds and Sources helps readers understand Death and the King's Horseman's traditional African contexts and the role of theater in African culture. Included are a map of Yoruba-land, discussions of Yoruban religious beliefs and cultural traditions, Soyinka on the various forms that theater has taken in African culture in order to survive, and Anthony Appiah on Soyinka's struggle with the problem of African identity in the creation of Death and the King's Horseman. Commentary on the play as both a theatrical production and a classroom text is provided by Gerald Moore, Tanure Ojaide, and Martin Rohmer. Criticism collects nine major essays on the play and the difficulties it presents to readers. Contributors include D. S. Izevbaye, Eldred Durosimi Jones, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Biodun Jeyifo, Wole Soyinka, Joan Hepburn, Adebayo Williams, David Richards, and Olakunle George. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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'Death and the King\"s Horseman(1975) is the most widely read work by Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature.\n

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Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition of is the only student edition available in the United States. Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups. The text of the play is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations for the many allusions to traditional Nigerian myth and culture.

Synopsis:

'The text is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations.

\"Backgrounds and Contexts\" provides readers with a thorough understanding of the play\"s traditional African contexts.

\"Criticism\" includes nine major essays on Death and the King\"s Horseman, focusing on the difficulties the play presents to its readers.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.'

About the Author

Wole Soyinka, one of Africa's foremost writers, won the Nobel Prize in 1986 and is the author of Death and the King's Horseman, among other works.Simon Gikandi is Robert Hayden Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. His books include Reading the African Novel, Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature, and Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism. He is editor of the Ngugi wa Thiong'o volume in the Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature series. He is presently editing The Encyclopedia of African Literature (Routledge).

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star0409, March 23, 2009 (view all comments by star0409)
I really love this book, I read it in AP Literature and Composition class, and was so amazed by the play. It portrayed the conflict of man vs. self, as Elesin was going forth to face his death, however he didn't want to face his death and faith came through for hi causing him not to die, but not for long as he eventually faced it as he comitted suicide in the enclosedment he was put into.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393977615
Editor:
Gikandi, Simon
Author:
Gikandi, Simon
Author:
Soyinka, Wole
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
British
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Yoruba
Subject:
African
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-228).
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Series Volume:
1338
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.84x.51 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Backgrounds and Sources helps readers understand Death and the King's Horseman's traditional African contexts and the role of theater in African culture. Included are a map of Yoruba-land, discussions of Yoruban religious beliefs and cultural traditions, Soyinka on the various forms that theater has taken in African culture in order to survive, and Anthony Appiah on Soyinka's struggle with the problem of African identity in the creation of Death and the King's Horseman. Commentary on the play as both a theatrical production and a classroom text is provided by Gerald Moore, Tanure Ojaide, and Martin Rohmer. Criticism collects nine major essays on the play and the difficulties it presents to readers. Contributors include D. S. Izevbaye, Eldred Durosimi Jones, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Biodun Jeyifo, Wole Soyinka, Joan Hepburn, Adebayo Williams, David Richards, and Olakunle George. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
"Synopsis" by , 'Death and the King\"s Horseman(1975) is the most widely read work by Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition of is the only student edition available in the United States. Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups. The text of the play is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations for the many allusions to traditional Nigerian myth and culture.
"Synopsis" by , 'The text is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations.

\"Backgrounds and Contexts\" provides readers with a thorough understanding of the play\"s traditional African contexts.

\"Criticism\" includes nine major essays on Death and the King\"s Horseman, focusing on the difficulties the play presents to its readers.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.'
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