New PDF release: Pindar and the Emergence of Literature

By Boris Maslov

Pindar and the Emergence of Literature locations Pindar within the context of the evolution of Archaic Greek poetics. whereas providing an in-depth advent to assorted points of Pindar's paintings (authorial metapoetics, imagery, style hybridization, faith, social context, and dialect), it seeks to set up a center flooring among cultural contextualism and literary heritage, being attentive either to poetry's historic milieu and its uncanny skill to undergo in time. With that methodological target, the publication marshals a brand new model of historic poetics, drawing either on theorists frequently linked to this strategy, akin to Alexander Veselovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Olga Freidenberg, and on T. S. Eliot, Hans Blumenberg, Fredric Jameson, and Stephen Greenblatt. the final word literary-historical challenge posed via Pindar's poetics, which this booklet units out to unravel, is the transformation of pre-literary constructions rooted in folks communal paintings into parts that also tell our idea of literature.

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