The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West Longxi Zhang

ISBN: 9780822312116

Published: April 17th 1992

Hardcover

258 pages


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The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West  by  Longxi Zhang

The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West by Longxi Zhang
April 17th 1992 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 258 pages | ISBN: 9780822312116 | 8.36 Mb

Questions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context. In this comparative study, Zhang LongxiMoreQuestions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context.

In this comparative study, Zhang Longxi investigates the metaphorical nature of poetic language, highlighting the central figures of reality and meaning in both Eastern and Western thought: the Tao and the Logos. The author develops a powerful cross-cultural and interdisciplinary hermeneutic analysis that relates individual works of literature not only to their respective cultures, but to a combined worldview where East meets West.Zhangs book brings together philosophy and literature, theory and practical criticism, the Western and the non-Western in defining common ground on which East and West may come to a mutual understanding.

He provides commentary on the rich traditions of poetry and poetics in ancient China- equally illuminating are Zhangs astute analyses of Western poets such as Rilke, Shakespeare, and Mallarmé and his critical engagement with the work of Foucault, Derrida, and de Man, among others.Wide-ranging and learned, this definitive work in East-West comparative poetics and the hermeneutic tradition will be of interest to specialists in comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, poetry and poetics, and Chinese literature and history.



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