Myth, Literature and the African World

Myth, Literature and the African World

by Wole Soyinka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521293944

ISBN-13: 9780521293945

Pub. Date: 09/14/1978

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521293945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/14/1978
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.39(d)

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.

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