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All the Same The Words Don't Go Away: Essays on Authors, Heroes, Aesthetics, and Stage Adaptations from the Russian Tradition

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ISBN: 9781934843819 Year: Pages: 450 Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Twenty-five years of essays and reviews, linked loosely by three themes. First is the creative potential inherent in transposing classic literary texts into other genres of media (operatic, dramatic) and the responsibilities, if any, that govern the transposer, audience, and critic. The practice of transposition, however, gives rise to a creative conflict: is there a limit to the amount of ornamentation, pressure, or dilution to which the “mediated” word can be subject? Finally, the more polemical of the essays included here are structured on the Bakhtinian notion of co-existing “plausibilities” and points of view. What a carnival approach can uncover in Pushkin that might have surprised and even pleased the poet, what a libretto or play script brings out that the “true original” hides: here the work of the creator and the critic can overlap in thrilling ways that respect the competencies of each. The book includes an original preface written by David Bethea.

The Skandapurāṇa Volume IV

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Book Series: Groningen Oriental Studies ISBN: 9789004383517 9789004383487 Year: Pages: 383 DOI: 10.1163/9789004383517 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 609823
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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Skandapurāṇa IV presents a critical edition of Adhyāyas 70-95 from the Skandapurāṇa , with an introduction and annotated English synopsis. &#xD;The text edited in this volume includes the myths of Viṣṇu’s manifestation as the Man-Lion (Narasiṃha), the birth of Skanda, the birth of Andhaka, and Hiraṇyākṣa’s battle with the gods culminating in his victory and capture of the Earth. &#xD;Thanks to generous support of the J. Gonda Fund Foundation, the e-book version of this volume is available in Open Access.

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Hindu --- religious texts

Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels

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ISBN: 9781783746613/9781783746637 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 308 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0161 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels, R. H. Winnick identifies more than a thousand previously unknown instances in which Tennyson phrases of two or three to as many as several words are similar or identical to those occurring in prior works by other hands—discoveries aided by the proliferation of digitized texts and the related development of powerful search tools over the three decades since the most recent major edition of Tennyson’s poems was published.Each of these instances may be deemed an allusion (meant to be recognized as such and pointing, for definable purposes, to a particular antecedent text), an echo (conscious or not, deliberate or not, meant to be noticed or not, meaningful or not), or merely accidental. Unless accidental, Winnick writes, these new textual parallels significantly expand our knowledge both of Tennyson’s reading and of his thematic intentions and artistic technique. Coupled with the thousand-plus textual parallels previously reported by Christopher Ricks and other scholars, he says, they suggest that a fundamental and lifelong aspect of Tennyson’s art was his habit of echoing any work, ancient or modern, which had the potential to enhance the resonance or deepen the meaning of his poems.The new textual parallels Winnick has identified point most often to the King James Bible and to such canonical authors as Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Thomson, Cowper, Shelley, Byron, and Wordsworth. But they also point to many authors rarely if ever previously cited in Tennyson editions and studies, including Michael Drayton, Richard Blackmore, Isaac Watts, Erasmus Darwin, John Ogilvie, Anna Lætitia Barbauld, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, John Wilson, and—with surprising frequency—Felicia Hemans.Tennyson’s Poems: New Textual Parallels is thus a major new resource for Tennyson scholars and students, an indispensable adjunct to the 1987 edition of Tennyson’s complete poems edited by Christopher Ricks.

On this and other worlds

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Book Series: Studies in Diversity Linguistics ISBN: 9783961100187 9783961100194 Year: Pages: 496 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.892102 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press
Subject: Linguistics
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"This edited volume offers a collection of twelve interlinear texts reflecting the vast linguistic diversity of Amazonia as well as the rich verbal arts and oral literature traditions of Amazonian peoples. Contributions to the volume come from a variety of geographic regions and represent the Carib, Jê, Tupi, East Tukano, Nadahup, and Pano language families, as well as three linguistic isolates. The selected texts exemplify a variety of narrative styles recounting the origins of constellations, crops, and sacred cemeteries, and of travel to worlds beyond death. We hear tales of tricksters and of encounters between humans and other beings, learn of battles between enemies, and gain insight into history and the indigenous perspective of creation, cordiality and confrontation. The contributions to this volume are the result of research efforts conducted since 2000, and as such, exemplify rapidly expanding investment and interest in documenting native Amazonian voices. They moreover demonstrate the collaborative efforts of linguists, anthropologists, and indigenous leaders, storytellers, and researchers to study and preserve Amazonian languages and cultures. Each chapter offers complete interlinear analysis as well as ample commentary on both linguistic and cultural aspects, appealing to a wide audience, including linguists, historians, anthropologists, and other social scientists. This collection is the first of its type, constituting a significant contribution to focused study of Amazonian linguistic diversity and a relevant addition to our broader knowledge of Amerindian languages and cosmologies."

The Nivison Annals. Selected Works of David S. Nivison on Early Chinese Chronology, Astronomy, and Historiography

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Book Series: Library of Sinology ISSN: 2625-0616 ISBN: 9781501505393 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 330 DOI: 10.1515/9781501505393 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This book features previously unpublished innovative essays on early Chinese chronology, astronomy, and historiography by the late David S. Nivison (1923-2014). Nivison was instrumental in developing early China Studies in the United States and is well-known for revising the date of the Zhou conquest of Shang and for his theory that Western Zhou kings employed two calendars.

Teaching Augustine

ISBN: 9783038421160 9783038421160 Year: Pages: 179 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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In October 2014, more than fifty scholars gathered at Samford University for Augustine Across the Curriculum, a conference designed to help non-specialists teach Augustine more effectively in undergraduate core and general education courses. This volume includes keynote addresses by Peter Iver Kaufman and Kristen Deede Johnson, as well as a selection of top papers from the conference.

Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India

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ISBN: 9781783741045 Year: Pages: 566 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0062 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 263643
Subject: Social Sciences
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"Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed. The contributions from some of the best scholars in the field cover a wide range of literary genres and social and cultural contexts across the region. The texts and practices are contextualized in relation to the broader social and political background in which they emerged, showing how religious affiliations, caste dynamics and political concerns played a role in shaping social identities as well as aesthetic sensibilities. By doing so this book sheds light into theoretical issues of more general significance, such as textual versus oral norms; the features of oral performance and improvisation; the role of the text in performance; the aesthetics and social dimension of performance; the significance of space in performance history and important considerations on repertoires of story-telling.&#xD;Tellings and Texts is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian culture and, more generally, in the theory and practice of oral literature, performance and story-telling."

Text - Verstehen. Grammatik und darüber hinaus

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Book Series: Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache ISSN: 0537-7900 ISBN: 9783110199963 Year: Volume: 2005 Pages: 430 DOI: 10.1515/9783110199963 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume examines the question: What happens when texts are comprehended? Written by academics from a variety of countries renowned in the field, the nineteen principal essays investigate the grammatical, psychological, cultural, and didactic aspects of reading comprehension. Overall, the result is an extensive, intelligible synopsis of reading comprehension research.

Surviving the Crossing

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203501399 9780415971188 9781138799059 9781135875510 9781135875503 9781135875466 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203501399 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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By examining the fiction of three women modernists--Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen--this book complicates binary paradigms of national, gender, and ethnic identities in the interwar period. In place of essentializing categories of identity, Jessica Rabin explores the liberating and dislocating ramifications of using multiple subject positions as a means of representing identity. While these three authors have been studied in non-intersecting categories (pioneer literature, high modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance, respectively), Jessica Rabin traces their similarities, showing how the dispersal of fixed identities are facilitated by the language of fiction.

Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

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Book Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism ISBN: 9780203994832 9780700716838 9780700716845 9781135788506 9781135788490 9781135788452 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203994832 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Religion --- Philosophy --- Science (General)
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Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also addresses the more general and theoretically controversial question of how world religions come into being, by focusing on the conversion process of the individual believer.

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