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Vyāsa redux : narrative in epic Mahābhārata

Author: Kevin McGrath
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Anthem Press, an imprint of Wimbledon Publishing, 2019.
Series: Anthem studies in south Asian literature, aesthetics and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"KṚSHṆA DVAIPĀYANA PĀRĀIARA, known as Vyāsa, is conceived of by the makers of Epic Mahābhārata as the principle poet of the work, one who envisions both the events and then the poetic practice itself which represents those events; in this he is not only the inventor but is himself an active character within the narrative of the poem, which is paradoxical and introduces an unreasonable dimension to the epic.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Criticism, Narrative
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Vyāsa.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin McGrath
ISBN: 9781785270727 1785270729
OCLC Number: 1098334111
Description: 121 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Overview --
Traditions --
Vyāsa --
After Vyāsa --
Closure --
Homeric Odysseus.
Series Title: Anthem studies in south Asian literature, aesthetics and culture
Responsibility: Kevin McGrath.

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"KṚSHṆA DVAIPĀYANA PĀRĀIARA, known as Vyāsa, is conceived of by the makers of Epic Mahābhārata as the principle poet of the work, one who envisions both the events and then the poetic practice itself which represents those events; in this he is not only the inventor but is himself an active character within the narrative of the poem, which is paradoxical and introduces an unreasonable dimension to the epic. As such a figure he possesses both foresight and aftersight in that he comprehends the aetiology of incidents and also apprehends their future direction. This double activity is essentially irrational and yet it is this irreducibly various quality of the person"--

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