Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Mythology- African

Myth, Literature and the African World

by

Myth, Literature and the African World Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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
Copyright:
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.

Other books you might like

  1. Things Fall Apart
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Anthills of the Savannah
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. The Concubine New Trade Paper $14.00
  4. The Kingdom of This World Used Trade Paper $7.50
  5. Anatomy of restlessness :selected... Used Hardcover $5.95
  6. An unfinished journey Used Hardcover $1.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Mythology » African
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General

Myth, Literature and the African World Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.