The Classical Moment: Views from Seven Literatures / Edition 160 available in Paperback
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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.
Author Biography: 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.
About 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.
Table of ContentsForeword
The Wake of the Greek Classical Moment (Gail Holst-Warhaft)
"They Requested Him as God of Their City": A Classical Moment in the Mesopotamian Experience (William W. Hallo)
The Classical Moment in India: The Grammar of Discrimination in Kalidasa (Stephanie W. Jamison)
The Classical Moment: China (Paul Rouzer)
Unstating the Classical Moment: The Logic of Forms and Forces in Heian Japan (Thomas Lamarre)
Performing Dragons: The Construction of a Korean Classical Moment (David R. McCann)
In Search of Vietnamese Classical Moments (Keith W. Taylor)
Index About the Contributors