By Marlies Kronegger (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)
Focusing more often than not upon language, verbal exchange, textuality, etc., as is overwhelmingly latest type, we omit the very raison d'être of literature and language itself.
relocating a step additional in our research of the anthropologico-ontopoietic resources of the life-significance of literature via unravelling the functionality of imaginatio creatrix in man's self interpretation-in-existence, this assortment seeks to bring on the royal position of allegory within the fostering of tradition.
A conjoint paintings of human elemental passions and of the human spirit, allegory mediates among lofty beliefs of the top human strivings and the pedestrian realm of proof.
Interpretative or theoretical reviews surround allegory -- mediaeval, glossy and post-modern -- in numerous literatures. one of the authors are: Tymieniecka, Kronegger, Jorge Garcia Gomez, V. Osadnik, H. Hellerstein, H. Rudnick, R. Kiefer, V. Fichera, ok. Haney, Ch. Raffini, J. Williamson, B. Ross and Sitansu Ray.
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A drunken shepherd steals the wolf cubs while their parents are out hunting; he sells them and spends the money on vodka. The loss of her children drives Akbara to madness. She keeps wandering about at night, howling at the moon - for the wolf goddess is living there. After her faithful companion has been shot, Akbara finally steals a human baby, a little boy, for the loving mother in her seeks desperately for a living object of tenderness and she wants a child to feed on her milk. So she runs off with the baby boy on her back.
In the early fifties Chinghiz Aitmatov began to publish his first writings. He used his Kirghiz mother tongue with great art. In a short autobiographical note which he wrote in 1971 he said that his paternal grandmother, a wonderful woman, introduced him into the language and the culture, the customs and the oral poetry, of Kirghizia. But thanks to his open-minded parents, Aitmatov as a small boy acquired a good knowledge of Russian - therefore he is able to write his books indifferently in the Kirghiz or in the Russian language and to himself translate his books from one of these languages into the other.
Here we have his reaction to it: he protests; he is tempted to rebel. And then he adds: "It terrifies me, it hurts me, it humbles me". And yet, if innocence is lost, a sense of depth is gained instead. Accordingly, the theme of the gratuitousness of being comes to its most exact formulation, as it is proposed from the standpoint of the nothingness and chaos lying in wait for us. 28 I have in mind Guillen's "Una exposicion", where one witnesses the turmoil caused by some fish at the bottom of their bowl, a turmoil that is itself a reflection of the reality of the sea (p.
Allegory Revisited: Ideals of Mankind by Marlies Kronegger (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)