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The Classical Moment: Views from Seven Literatures [NOOK Book]

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The Classical Moment is a reexamination of the concept of a supreme moment in the literatures of Greece, Mesopotamia, India, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Taking the case of Greece as its starting point, it examines what such 'moments' have in common, how they are created, and what effect they have on subsequent literary creation.
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Overview

The Classical Moment is a reexamination of the concept of a supreme moment in the literatures of Greece, Mesopotamia, India, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Taking the case of Greece as its starting point, it examines what such 'moments' have in common, how they are created, and what effect they have on subsequent literary creation.
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In light of the tenacity of the idea of a classical moment<-->a unique and temporal event involving Greek and Latin literature<-->against all formal and subtle attacks, scholars working with other literatures consider whether, and if so how, such a notion operates there. After an introduction describing the wake of the Greek classical moment, they explore Mesopotamia, India, China, Heian Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742573789
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/29/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Holst-Warhaft is adjunct associate professor of classics and comparative literature at Cornell University. David R. McCann is Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Literature at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Wake of the Greek Classical Moment
Chapter 3 They Requested Him as God of Their City: A Classical Moment in the Mesopotamian Experience
Chapter 4 The Classical Moment in India: The Grammar of Discrimination in Kalidasa
Chapter 5 The Classical Moment in China
Chapter 6 Unstating the Classical Moment: The Logic of Forms and Forces in Heian Japan
Chapter 7 Performing Dragons: The Construction of a Korean Classical Moment
Chapter 8 In Search of Vietnamese Classical Moments
Chapter 9 About the Contributors
Chapter 10 Index
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