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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 548–550.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Dodd, ‘‘Kafka and Jewish Folklore’’ by Iris Bruce, ‘‘Kafka and Gender’’ by Dagmar Lorenz, and ‘‘Myths and Realities in Kafka Biog- raphy’’ by Anthony Northey. Especially interesting are Dodd’s and Lorenz’s essays. The first presents a careful assessment of how much Kafka’s writ- ing is open...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... the distinctive properties of the digital medium. Two myths have dominated this theorization. The myth of the Aleph (as I call it) presents the digital text as a finite text that contains an infinite number of stories. The myth of the Holodeck envisions digital narrative as a virtual environment in which the user...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 619–652.
Published: 01 December 2007
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
... as an effort—in the words of Gertrude Stein—to have contemporaries, this essay seeks to complicate the myth of the aporetic, antisocial avant-garde on a self-destructive quest for the future. Instead, it finds revolutionary impulses coexisting with the project of shoring up one's personal position by creating...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and imperial imaginary, which generated a particular founding myth for the colonial state of the Union of South Africa in 1910 and which also lent to foreign visitors,tourists, and immigrants a readily understood interpretation of South Africa and the Cape as “Mediterranean” rather than as“African.” This essay...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 776–778.
Published: 01 December 2017
... part of the book to the concept of myth. (As a modern notion, the word myth was apparently coined by the Neapolitan philosopher Giam- battista Vico and the German philologist Christian Gottlob Heyne, who lived in different places at different times.) It has been defined variously over the centuries...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 773–776.
Published: 01 December 2017
... narrative forms more than just another history of Greek mythology. After introducing his subject and its far-reaching ramifications (historio- graphical, narratological, pedagogical, cultural, etc the author logically devotes the first part of the book to the concept of myth. (As a modern notion...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of myth, focusing on John Barth’s collection of essays The Friday Book (1984). Barth pointed out the importance of mythic patterns in his own writing as early as 1965, while discussing in an interview his novel Giles Goat-­Boy. The concept of myth, as he uses it, views fiction as something...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 March 2012
... major alternative definitions of the nature and value of the fictional, moving gradually from the most conventional position, associated with traditional ways of thinking about literature, to the least conventional. The first strand discussed is that of fiction as a form of myth, focusing...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2012
... is that of fiction as a form of myth, focusing on John Barth’s collection of essays The Friday Book (1984). Barth pointed out the importance of mythic patterns in his own writing as early as 1965, while discussing in an interview his novel Giles Goat-­Boy. The concept of myth, as he uses it, views fiction...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... provocative statements, “the most whimsical intrigue of a modern novel — if we look closely and analyze it into its constitutive parts — can be reduced to the simplest formulas, codified in primordial myth.”1 Elsewhere, by way of an example, Veselovsky invokes the contemporary novel by Friedrich...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 547–548.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Dodd, ‘‘Kafka and Jewish Folklore’’ by Iris Bruce, ‘‘Kafka and Gender’’ by Dagmar Lorenz, and ‘‘Myths and Realities in Kafka Biog- raphy’’ by Anthony Northey. Especially interesting are Dodd’s and Lorenz’s essays. The first presents a careful assessment of how much Kafka’s writ- ing is open...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 550–552.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Dodd, ‘‘Kafka and Jewish Folklore’’ by Iris Bruce, ‘‘Kafka and Gender’’ by Dagmar Lorenz, and ‘‘Myths and Realities in Kafka Biog- raphy’’ by Anthony Northey. Especially interesting are Dodd’s and Lorenz’s essays. The first presents a careful assessment of how much Kafka’s writ- ing is open...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 553–554.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Dodd, ‘‘Kafka and Jewish Folklore’’ by Iris Bruce, ‘‘Kafka and Gender’’ by Dagmar Lorenz, and ‘‘Myths and Realities in Kafka Biog- raphy’’ by Anthony Northey. Especially interesting are Dodd’s and Lorenz’s essays. The first presents a careful assessment of how much Kafka’s writ- ing is open...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 663–695.
Published: 01 December 2022
... therein, whereby Bukowski* is always defined through processes of opposition, via the process of inclusive self-determination. As I have argued, in “My Telephone” Bukowski* embraces his own writer myth, caricaturing himself as misanthropic only to hint at a desire for connection. Similarly, in “Eulogy...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Universitaires Blaise Pascal ). Bertrand Dominique Sylvos Françoise , eds. 2004 Mythes littéraires du volcan ( Rennes, France : Presses Universitaires de Rennes ). Bertrand Jean-Baptiste 1723 Relation historique de tout ce qui passé à Marseille pendant la dernière peste ( Cologne...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... XVIIIe siècle à nos jours (Paris: Gallimard). 1996 Les célibataires de l'art: Pour une esthétique sans mythes (Paris: Gallimard). 1999 Pourquoi la fiction? (Paris: Seuil). Scheler, Max 1973 [1913–16] Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Value , translated by M. Frinks...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Albineana 2002 “Le mythe de Diane en France au XVIe siècle.” Special issue, Albineana 14. Aulotte, Robert, ed. 1991 Précis de littérature française du XVIe siècle (Paris: PUF). Bardon, Françoise 1963 Diane de Poitiers et le mythe de Diane (Paris: PUF). Chastel, André 1994...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Lucas (Oxford: Clarendon). 2002 On Poetics , translated by Seth Benardete and Michael Davis (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press). Balaban, Oded 1987 “The Myth of Protagoras and Plato's Theory of Measurement,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 : 371 -84. 1999 Plato and Protagoras...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 549–581.
Published: 01 September 2022
... is the metaphor,” and therefore “myth is an art of implicit metaphorical identity” (Frye 1957 : 84, 126). Thus any nonhumans that appear in oral poiesis are generally interpreted as metaphorical, or at least analogical, symbolic representations of human being-in-the-world. While metaphor and analogy...
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