The Anthropology of Wisdom Literature

In the Funk & Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of Folklore , Mythology and Legend , MacEdward Leach ( 1984 ) defines the fable as " An animal tale with a moral ; a short tale in which animals appear as characters , talking and acting like ...

Author: Wanda Ostrowska Kaufmann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897894723

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This unusual book examines definitions of the fable, apologue, parable, moral tale, etc. The author applies methodologies used by archaeologists in the study of artifacts to the study of literature.
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Thus Flows The Ganges

3 ) INFLUENCE OF CLASSICAL INDIAN LITERATURES IN GREEK FABLES 9 9 t is known to everybody that " The fable is the short animal tale with a stated moral . " In India , we have no synonym to depict fable and even there is no special term ...

Author: Sudhir Kumar Karan

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170999235

Category: India

Page: 132

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Most Of The Papers Of This Book Were Read And Discussed In Various Conferences Of The All India Oriental Conferences Held In Jaipur University, Gujarat University, Maharashtra University And Gurukul Visvavidyalay And Seminars Organised By The Asiatic Society And Other Universities.
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Writing Short Stories

500 AD), was a collection of moral animal tales akin to Aesop's Fables, and has been translated into Persian, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin. The Hindu epic, the Mahabharatha (eighth and ninth centuries BCE), details the story of King ...

Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.
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The Child Savage 1890 2010

2 Kipling«s blending of short story and poem was not new, and reflects the structuring of the Jungle Books; however, ... He thought Aesop's Fables the best choice, followed by Reynard the Fox, establishing a tradition of moral animal ...

Author: Elisabeth Wesseling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351893022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Taking up the understudied relationship between the cultural history of childhood and media studies, this volume traces twentieth-century migrations of the child-savage analogy from colonial into postcolonial discourse across a wide range of old and new media. Older and newer media such as films, textbooks, children's literature, periodicals, comic strips, children's radio, and toys are deeply implicated in each other through ongoing 'remediation', meaning that they continually mimic, absorb and transform each other's representational formats, stylistic features, and content. Media theory thus confronts the cultural history of childhood with the challenge of re-thinking change in childhood imaginaries as transformation-through-repetition patterns, rather than as rise-shine-decline sequences. This volume takes up this challenge, demonstrating that one historical epoch may well accommodate diverging childhood repertoires, which are recycled again and again as they are played out across a whole gamut of different media formats in the course of time.
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Animals and Humans in German Literature 1800 2000

The mouse shows animal figures responding to the threat posed by war against life. ... These short stories no longer present the anthropomorphized animals of fables and the question of moral knowledge is set aside.

Author: Lorella Bosco

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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The recent emergence of the discipline of literary animal studies regards literature in itself as constitutive element of a history of knowledge. The discipline has led not only to the expansion of the corpus of texts traditionally connected with animals, but also established new concepts and methods for revising conventional cultural dichotomies (subject and object, human and animal). The 10 essays collected in this volume are devoted to a wide range of case studies on the relationship between animality and poetics in German-language literature since the 19th century. They display a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to a number of texts packed with references to animals, considered not primarily as objects of literature, but as agents endowed with an active role in the production of literature, and which have left repressed or forgotten traces in texts.
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A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature

5 The Beast Fable Brian Gastle A fable , simply put , is a short didactic narrative that serves to exemplify the ... in beast fables , but rather that they take a back seat to the animals , who are there to represent the morality of the ...

Author: Laura C. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 433

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Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.
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The Animal Metaphor in Art Spiegelman s Maus

Aesop's fables (c. 550 BC) might have been the first tales of western literature in which animal characters attain human traits. These short stories by Aesop, presumably a slave in ancient Greece around 550 BC, are based on animal ...

Author: Simon Essig

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656721246

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen (Philosophische Fakultät), course: Popular Culture, language: English, abstract: Representing the Holocaust in a comic book is a daring enterprise; doing it with animal figures is even bolder. Spiegelman's work Maus braves many conventions of dealing with the Holocaust but reconstructs it in an unprecedented and unique manner. By exceeding literary boundaries and generic expectations, it is thus an essential addition to Holocaust literature. [...] This paper analyzes the animal metaphor in Spiegelman's Maus. It examines and discusses the different spheres in which the functions of the animal metaphor become evident. First, this paper traces back to the origins of using animals in literature. After a brief historical introduction of the sources and the development of animal figures, chapter 2 explains their literary function and their significance in comic books. Chapter 3 delivers a brief overview of Maus. It includes a synopsis of the comic's plot as well as a summary of its reception. Chapter 4, the main part of this paper, investigates the various functions and receptions of the animal metaphor in Maus from different perspectives. In chapter 4.1, Spiegelman's personal explanations reveal how Maus's animal characters function for him as a second generation witness. Chapter 4.2 focuses upon these implications brought into play with the use of the mask. A further subject, discussed in chapter 4.3, is how the animal imagery serves as a distancing and defamiliarizing device in order to deal with the horror of the Holocaust. Chapter 4.4 discusses the interconnection between both features. In chapter 4.5, the examination tries further to comprehend how the animal metaphor contributes to the reconstruction of ethnicity and identity in Maus. Since any analysis of a comic book must not neglect its visual dimension, chapter 4.6 considers Maus's drawing style and the significance of its visual representation. Maus has attracted many critics and its reception has been diverse and manifold. Target of the criticism has been especially the use of animals as substitutes for human beings. Chapter 4.7 examines and discusses Maus's animal device from a critical point of view regarding its incongruities and problems brought into play with the association of human beings and animals. The last chapter summarizes the insights of the analysis and discusses in what way Maus's animal metaphor strikes a new path in the conception and reconstruction of the Holocaust.
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The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Why are humans so fond of telling stories about animals, and why do animals prove so useful to the telling of human stories? The short answer is that animals are both akin to humans and other than humans. In animal fables, each stock ...

Author: Haiyan Lee

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804793544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't seem to offer any solutions. This book investigates how the Chinese have coped with the condition of modernity in which strangers are routinely thrust together. Haiyan Lee dismisses the easy answers claiming that this "moral crisis" is merely smoke and mirrors conjured up by paternalistic, overwrought leaders and scholars, or that it can be simply chalked up to the topsy-turvy of a market economy on steroids. Rather, Lee argues that the perception of crisis is itself symptomatic of a deeper problem that has roots in both the Confucian tradition of kinship and the modern state management of stranger sociality. This ambitious work is the first to investigate the figure of the stranger—foreigner, peasant migrant, bourgeois intellectual, class enemy, unattached woman, animal—across literature, film, television, and museum culture. Lee's aim is to show that hope lies with a robust civil society in which literature and the arts play a key role in sharpening the moral faculties and apprenticing readers in the art of living with strangers. In so doing, she makes a historical, comparative, and theoretically informed contribution to the on-going conversation on China's "(un)civil society."
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Sum Aesop s Fables 10 Story

His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. These stories teach moral lessons, often with animals.

Author: chada wan


ISBN: 1721834737


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Aesop's Fables are mostly short animal stories with each fable ending with a moral advice. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. These stories teach moral lessons, often with animals. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition.
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Animal Fables after Darwin

As Peter W. Travis comments, “A chaotic mélange of body parts that may be imagined as having been assimilated from the very animals populating his fables, the anticlassical and subaltern misshapenness of Aesop's body would seem to query ...

Author: Chris Danta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108428200

Category: Literary Criticism

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A major critical reassessment of the fable and of the literary representation of the human-animal relationship after Darwin.
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