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Poetics of Becoming

Dynamic Processes of Mythopoesis in Modern and Postmodern Hebrew and Slavic Literature

by Roman Katsman (Author)
©2006 Monographs 270 Pages

Summary

If myth is, as Aleksei Losev formulated it, a miraculous personality’s history given in words, literary mythopoesis is a becoming of narrative personality and its myth in the time of reading. In his previous book The Time of Cruel Miracles the author developed the theory of literary mythopoesis and its research methodology. The present investigation focuses on the question of what this emergent narrative personality precisely is. The study refers to a wide range of texts. It contributes to further discussion of the poetics of Russian and Hebrew classics (F. Dostoevsky and M. Bulgakov, S.Y. Agnon and A. Oz), applies new methods of multicultural literature studies (I. Babel, L. Lunz, and O. Mandelstam), observes prominent features of postmodern Israeli literature and mythopoesis (O. Castel-Bloom, M. Shalev, E. Keret), and proposes a key for understanding the poetics of the Serbian writer M. Pavić.

Details

Pages
270
Year
2006
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631546260
Language
English
Keywords
Neuhebräisch Prosa Mythopoiesis Aufsatzsammlung Generative anthropology Synergetic Autopoiesis Theory of chaos
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 270 pp.

Biographical notes

Roman Katsman (Author)

The Author: Roman Katsman was born in Ukraine in 1969, and has lived in Israel since 1990. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Literature of the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University (Israel).

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