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Title The Homeric epics and the Chinese "Book of songs" : foundational texts compared / edited by Fritz-Heiner Mutschler.

Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

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 UniM Bail  809 HOME    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 497 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I History of the Texts and of Their Reception -- A Coming into Being -- B "Philological" Reception -- C Cultural Role -- Part II Texts as Poetry -- A Form and Structure -- C Values -- Looking Backward and Forward p. 451 / Fritz-Heiner Mutschler.
Summary The Homeric epics and the Book of Songs are not just the fountainheads of the Western and Chinese literary traditions; for centuries they played a central role in education and communal life, and thus exercised a lasting influence on both civilizations. This volume presents the first systematic comparison of the two corpora. Part One analyzes their genesis and their reception, while Part Two discusses their characteristics as poetic creations. The book brings together Chinese and Western sinologists and classicists, and so promotes significant interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue. Though the contributors rank among the leading experts in their fields, the essays here are accessible not only to their peers, but also to the interested 'general reader', and so to all those who seek a deeper understanding of Chinese and Western civilizations, their common human basis and their characteristic differences.
Other author Mutschler, Fritz-Heiner, editor.
Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Comparative literature.
Comparative literature -- Western and Chinese.
Comparative literature -- Chinese and Western.
Chinese poetry -- To 221 B.C. -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 152750400X (hardcover)
9781527504004 (hardcover)