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Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West. Ithaca, NY, and London: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West. Comparative literature has won its battles at a cost of identity, writes Haun Saussy in a decennial report on the state of the discipline he prepared on behalf of the American Comparative Literature Association which appears as the lead article in Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006).

cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary, exploring allegoresis with regard to religion, philosophy, and literature.

His approach is wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary, exploring allegoresis with regard to religion, philosophy, and literature.

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Zhang Longxi is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation and Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Out of the Cultural Ghetto; Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study of China; and The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West.

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Curtius, Ernst Robert, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages (Trask, Willard R. trans Postdoctoral Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State. trans. Princeton U. Press 1991). Postdoctoral Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. Recommend this journal. In this fascinating study of literary hermeneutics, Zhang demonstrates why it makes more sense to see the 'sameness' that underlines different cultural manifestations. At a time when 'difference' between cultural and literary systems has become the accepted working assumption for many comparatists it is most refreshing to se. .

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Why is it that a text, particularly a canonical text, is often said to contain a meaning different from what it literally says? How did allegorical readings arise and develop? By looking at such examples as Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Song of Songs and traditional Chinese commentaries on the Confucian classic Book of Poetry, Zhang Longxi discusses allegorical readings from a broad perspective that bridges the usual East/West cultural divide and examines their social and political implications. His approach is wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary, exploring allegoresis with regard to religion, philosophy, and literature. In his inquiry into allegory and allegorical interpretation, Zhang examines the idea of a self-explanatory text of the Bible as conceived by Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther; discusses the importance of the literal basis of textual interpretation; and takes up the question of moral responsibility and political allegiance. Zhang, who regards utopia as an allegory of social and political ideas, explores how utopian visions vary in their Chinese and Western expressions, in the process commenting on contemporary literary theory and political readings of literature past and present.


Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Longxi Zhang,Zhang Longxi
ISBN: 0801443695
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2005)
Pages: 268 pages