×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West
     

The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West

by Longxi Zhang
 

ISBN-10: 0822312182

ISBN-13: 9780822312185

Pub. Date: 04/17/1992

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Questions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context. In this comparative study, Zhang Longxi investigates the metaphorical nature of poetic language, highlighting the central figures of reality and

Overview

Questions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context. In this comparative study, Zhang Longxi investigates the metaphorical nature of poetic language, highlighting the central figures of reality and meaning in both Eastern and Western thought: the Tao and the Logos. The author develops a powerful cross-cultural and interdisciplinary hermeneutic analysis that relates individual works of literature not only to their respective cultures, but to a combined worldview where East meets West.
Zhang's book brings together philosophy and literature, theory and practical criticism, the Western and the non-Western in defining common ground on which East and West may come to a mutual understanding. He provides commentary on the rich traditions of poetry and poetics in ancient China; equally illuminating are Zhang's astute analyses of Western poets such as Rilke, Shakespeare, and Mallarmé and his critical engagement with the work of Foucault, Derrida, and de Man, among others.
Wide-ranging and learned, this definitive work in East-West comparative poetics and the hermeneutic tradition will be of interest to specialists in comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, poetry and poetics, and Chinese literature and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822312185
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/17/1992
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,118,476
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
A Note on Translation and Transliteration,
1 The Debasement of Writing,
2 Philosopher, Mystic, Poet,
3 The Use of Silence,
4 Author, Text, Reader,
Epilogue: Toward Interpretive Pluralism,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Works in Western Languages,
Works in Chinese,
Index,

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews