Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration

Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration

by Michael Bronner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231151603
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Series: South Asia Across the Disciplines
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yigal Bronner is an assistant professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is a Sanskritist trained at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the University of Chicago. His research concerns Sanskrit poetry, Sanskrit poetics, and South Asian intellectual history.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
A Note on Sanskrit Transliteration
1. Introduction
2. Experimenting with Slesa in Subandhu's Prose Lab
3. The Disguise of Language: Slesa Enters the Plot
4. Aiming at Two Targets: The Early Attempts
5. Bringing the Ganges to the Ocean: Kaviraja and the Apex of Bitextuality
6. Slesa as Reading Practice
7. Theories of Slesa in Sanskrit Poetics
8. Toward a Theory of Slesa
Appendix 1: Bitextual and Multitextual Works in Sanskrit
Appendix 2: Bitextual and Multitextual Works in Telugu
Notes
References
Index

What People are Saying About This

C. Minkowski

There is nothing else available in Indian studies or in literary studies that is at all like this book. Extreme Poetry opens up a new field, and new possibilities in existing fields. It treats a phenomenon in Sanskrit-simultaneous narration-which everyone reading Indian literature has encountered but which no one has been able to make much sense of in intellectual terms. Specialists, students, and lovers of Indian literature will find this book a revelation and a pleasure to read, from the first page to the last. It is destined to become something of a classic.

R.P. Goldman

There can be no doubt that this is an original and outstanding contribution to the field of Sanskrit literary scholarship. Extreme Poetry is at the highest level of Indological literary scholarship, and it is evident that Yigal Bronner is deeply enamored with his subject. One of his chief contributions is to ask us to look once again at the seriousness of the aesthetic and emotive purposes with which this phenomenon has been skillfully and effectively deployed by some of the most highly regarded poets and playwrights of the Indian tradition. Bronner's text will serve as a much needed corrective to the dismissive stance taken by critics toward an interesting and even astonishing literary technique. This book shows it to be far more than mere verbal fireworks.

R. P. Goldman

There can be no doubt that this is an original and outstanding contribution to the field of Sanskrit literary scholarship. Extreme Poetry is at the highest level of Indological literary scholarship, and it is evident that Yigal Bronner is deeply enamored with his subject. One of his chief contributions is to ask us to look once again at the seriousness of the aesthetic and emotive purposes with which this phenomenon has been skillfully and effectively deployed by some of the most highly regarded poets and playwrights of the Indian tradition. Bronner's text will serve as a much needed corrective to the dismissive stance taken by critics toward an interesting and even astonishing literary technique. This book shows it to be far more than mere verbal fireworks.

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