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The Growth of Literature 2 part set

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Beschreibung

A pioneering comparative study in three volumes, published 1932-1940, covering the development of world literature from Iceland to Polynesia.

Klappentext

A pioneering comparative study in three volumes, published 1932 1940, covering the development of world literature from Iceland to Polynesia.



Zusammenfassung
First published between 1932 and 1940, this three-volume book was a pioneering study of the historical development of world literature. Volume 3, which includes a summary of literary categories, surveys the oral literature of the Tatar and Polynesian peoples, along with that of a selection of African ethnic groups.

Inhalt

Preface; Part I. The Oral Literature of the Tatars: 1. Introduction; 2. Heroic poetry and saga; 3. The heroic milieu. Individualism in the heroic poems; 4. Non-heroic poetry and saga; 5. Historical and unhistorical elements in heroic poetry and saga; 6. Poetry and saga relating to gods and spirits, and mantic poetry; 7. Antiquarian poetry and saga. Gnomic and descriptive literature. Poetry and saga relating to unspecified individuals; 8. The texts; 9. Recitation and composition; 10. The shaman; Part II. The Oral Literature of Polynesia: 1. Introduction; 2. Saga and poetry relating to the migration period and to later periods; 3. Non-heroic saga and poetry relating to legendary characters of the prehistoric and later periods; 4. Saga and poetry relating to divine beings, and mantic poetry; 5. Saga and poetry relating to unspecified individuals; 6. Dramatic and ritual poetry; 7. Antiquarian, gnomic and descriptive literature; 8. Recitation and composition; 9. The Tohunga, Kaula, etc.; A note on the oral literature of the Iban or the Sea Dyaks of North Borneo; Part III. Notes on the Oral Literature of Some African Peoples: Introduction to Part III; 1. Abyssinia; 2; The Galla; 3. The Northern Bantu; 4. The Yoruba; 5. The Tuareg; A note on English ballad poetry; Part 4. A General Survey: 1. Written and oral literature; 2. The distribution of literary types; 3. Heroic and non-heroic; 4. Heroic narrative poetry; 5. Poetry and saga relating to unspecified individuals; 6. Theological literature; 7. Antiquarian learning; 8. Gnomic and descriptive literature; 9. Mantic literature; 10. Recitation and composition; 11. Authorship; Postscript; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Growth of Literature 2 part set
Untertitel: Literature 2 Part Se
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EAN: 9781108016186
ISBN: 978-1-108-01618-6
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 962
Gewicht: 1440g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T70mm
Jahr: 2010