The Time of Cruel Miracles: Mythopoesis in Dostoevsky and Agnon (Heidelberger Publikationen Zur Slavistik) (Paperback)

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On the basis of Dostoevsky and Agnon, this book analyzes the problem of literary mythopoesis. Guided by a personalistic-dialogical conception of myth, the author elaborates a theory of literary mythopoesis and develops a method of studying mythopoetic processes on different levels of meaning in a work of literature. As a result, mythopoesis is revealed as one of the fundamental mechanisms of producing a complex of structures, while mythopoetic criticism functions as a dialogue between different cultures thus documenting the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in literature. Contents: Myth and Dialogue -- Mythopoesis as Revelation -- Mythopoesis as Ethics and Aesthetics -- Mythopoesis as Narrative Intercultural Ethics -- Mythopoesis as Journey -- Mythopoesis as Scandal.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820454269
ISBN-10: 0820454265
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Heidelberger Publikationen Zur Slavistik