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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 157–173.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the Shijing , so Plato referred to Homer. Even before graduate school Yang Mu had already acquired a broad knowledge of Greek mythology. In his early poetry in the 1950s and early 1960s, written under the pen name Ye Shan 葉珊, we find several references, such as Narcissus 水仙花 in the eponymous poem (1961...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... identity. Paralleling these accounts of the crocodile, the journal entries use a first-person perspective to detail the narrator's life as a student, similarly foregrounding questions of identity and taxonomy. In one revealing entry, the narrator draws on Greek mythology to attempt to characterize her...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
... promises of revolutionary utopianism. Significantly, this mode of criticism echoes Ernst Cassirer's reflections on the cultural roots of Nazism in premodern mythologies. In The Myth of the State (1945), the exiled philosopher traced the racial and political myth of totalitarian ideology to the Greek...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... narratives, from a comparative perspective in intellectual history, somehow echoes Georg Lukács's (1885–1971) lament that contemporary European literature has lost its epic tradition. Lukács states that Western imaginative literature originates from the Greek epic, and he sees that the epic's capacity...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... . . . Longzhu's unsurpassed beauty is perfected by his virtues such as his humbleness, respect for the elderly, and politeness before women.” 37 Shen's equation of Longzhu's ultimate beauty to that of Apollo, the Greek god of sun, light, and youthful athletic robustness reflects how his knowledge of Western...