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The Bijak of Kabir

Linda Hess and Shukdeo Singh

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148763
eISBN:
9780199869718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kabir, the fifteenth‐century weaver‐poet of Varanasi, is still one of the most revered and popular saint‐singers of North India. He belonged to a family of Muslim julahas (weavers of low‐caste ... More


Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although scholars routinely state that the Iliad is an “oral poem,” it has circulated as a text stabilized in writing since near the time of its composition. Thus, the Iliad undoubtedly has features ... More


Introduction: Modern Scholarship on the Homeric Hymns: Foundational Issues

Andrew Faulkner

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives an overview of issues central to the interpretation of the Homeric Hymns, and provides a foundation for approaching the arguments advanced in the subsequent chapters of the book. ... More


Introduction

in The Bijak of Kabir

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148763
eISBN:
9780199869718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148762.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Part I gives a brief account of Kabir's life and work. Part II discusses his “rough rhetoric.”. Kabir's style is uniquely vivid, direct and hard‐hitting. This section demonstrates how it manages to ... More


The Earliest Phases in the Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Gregory Nagy

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the earliest phases of the transmission and reception of the Homeric Hymns from the perspective of oral poetics and performance. Particular attention is given to the long ... More


“The Art of Printing Was Fatal”: The Idea of Oral Tradition in Ballad Discourse

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century Britain saw the emergence of an extensive print discourse about ballads. Whereas early eighteenth-century commentators such as Joseph Addison took for granted the multimedia nature ... More


Introduction

Jonathan L. Ready

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter aims to convince Homerists and their fellow travelers in classical studies that they will find this entire book of value and to persuade those with interests in comparative literature, ... More


The Indian Song

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on songs, including ballads by white authors in the manner of Indians. Writers, novelists, and poets considered include Percy, Woodsworth, Southey, and Coleridge.


Translations

in The Bijak of Kabir

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148763
eISBN:
9780199869718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148762.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The translations from the Bījak of Kabir are presented in three sections: Śabda (72 poems), Ramainī (20 poems), and Sākhī (232 short verses).


The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Jonathan L. Ready

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia investigates both the construction of the Homeric simile and the performance of Homeric poetry from ... More


Homer as Improviser?

Colin Burrow

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates connections between Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and the techniques of improvisation as heard in jazz performances. It starts by noting the inadequacy of the usual dictionary ... More


From rebels to refugees: memorialising the revolt of 1916 in oral poetry

Jipar Duishembieva

in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916: A Collapsing Empire in the Age of War and Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526129420
eISBN:
9781526150400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526129437.00021
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter uses Russian archival sources and songs and poetry in Kyrgyz to examine the fate of the tens of thousands of Kyrgyz who fled to China to escape the repression of the 1916 revolt. An ... More


Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Seth L. Schein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book consists of twelve chapters written over the past forty-five years. Nine are revised and in some cases expanded versions of previously published papers. Chapters 7, 9, and 11 are new. The ... More


Introduction

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the text, situating it in the textual universe of the Veda, briefly describing its structure and contents, as well as the language in it which it was composed. It locates the ... More


Homer's Divine Audience: The Iliad's Reception on Mount Olympus

Tobias Myers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842354
eISBN:
9780191878350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842354.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book lays out and explores a new ‘metaperformative’ approach to scenes of divine viewing, counsel, and intervention in the Iliad. Critics have often described the gods’ activities in terms of ... More


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