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Myth, Literature and the African World

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Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the foremost living African writers, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa. The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural entity, and the differences between its essential unity of experience and literary form and the sense of division pervading Western literature, are just some of the issues addressed. The centrality of ritual gives drama a prominent place in Soyinka's discussion, but he deals in equally illuminating ways with contemporary poetry and fiction. Above all, the fascinating insights in this book serve to highlight the importance of African criticism in addition to the literary and cultural achievements which are the subject of its penetrating analysis.

Synopsis:

Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the foremost living African writers, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa.

Synopsis:

The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural whole that interconnects myth, ritual and literature and the differences between its essential unity and the sense of division pervading Western literature are emphasized in this classic analysis.

Synopsis:

Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Morality and aesthetics in the ritual archetype; 2. Drama and the African world-view; 3. Ideology and the social vision (1): the religious factor; 4. Ideology and the social vision (2): the secular ideal; Appendix: the fourth stage; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398343
Author:
Soyinka, Wole
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Soyinka
Author:
Wole, Soyinka
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
African
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
African literature
Subject:
Africa Civilization.
Subject:
African literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literature and society -- Africa.
Subject:
Literatura africana
Subject:
African literature--History and criticism Afr
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Linguistics
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
1000
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.50x5.44x.41 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 184 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521398343 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the foremost living African writers, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa.
"Synopsis" by , The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural whole that interconnects myth, ritual and literature and the differences between its essential unity and the sense of division pervading Western literature are emphasized in this classic analysis.
"Synopsis" by , Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa.
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