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Symposium of the Whole : A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics.

By: Rothenberg, Jerome.
Contributor(s): Rothenberg, Diane.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (523 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520966345.Subject(s): Poetry--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Symposium of the Whole : A Range of Discourse Toward an EthnopoeticsDDC classification: 809.1 LOC classification: PN1136 -- .S967 1983Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- SYMPOSIUM OF THE WHOLE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Pre-Face -- ONE Preliminary Moves -- NALUNGIAQ: Magic Words -- GIAMBATTISTA VICO: The Age of the Gods and the Origins of Language -- JOHANN GOTTFRIED HERDER: From a Correspondence on Ossian and the Songs of Ancient Peoples -- WILLIAM BLAKE: From The Marriage of Heaven & Hell -- HENRY DAVID THOREAU: In Wildness is the preservation of the World -- KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS: The Rise of Bourgeois Rule and the Origin of World Literature -- ARTHUR RIMBAUD: From "Mauvais Sang" [Bad Blood] -- EMILE DURKHEIM: On Ritual and Theater -- ERNEST FENOLLOSA: From The Chinese Written Character As a Medium for Poetry -- TRISTAN TZARA: A Note on Negro Poetry/Oceanian Art -- PAUL RADIN: Reality at White Heat -- LEO FROBENIUS: Paideuma -- EZRA POUND: The Value of Leo Frobenius -- FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA: The Duende -- AIMÉ CÉSAIRE and RENÉ DEPESTRE: On Negritude -- ROBERT GRAVES: The White Goddess -- CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS: From Tristes Tropiques -- MIRCEA ELIADE: The Epilogue to Shamanism -- CHARLES OLSON: Human Universe -- STANLEY DIAMOND: Plato and the Definition of the Primitive -- GARY SNYDER: Poetry and the Primitive: Notes on Poetry as an Ecological Survival Technique -- JEROME ROTHENBERG: Pre-Face to Technicians of the Sacred -- TWO Workings -- BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI: The Meaning of Meaningless Words and the Coefficient of Weirdness -- HOWARD NORMAN: Bom Tying Knots -- RAMÓN MEDINA SILVA: How the Names are Changed on the Peyote Journey -- LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR: Speech and Image: An African Tradition of the Surreal -- RICHARD DAUENHAUER: Koyukon Riddle-Poems -- TREVOR COPE: Izibongo: Zulu Praise-Poems -- RUTH FINNEGAN: Drum Language and Literature -- NANCY MUNN: Guruwari Designs -- ROLAND BARTHES: The Written Face -- RUTH FINNEGAN: The Divination Poetry of Ifa.
DONALD L. PHILIPPI: First Person Voice in Ainu Epic -- ALBERT B. LORD: Songs and the Song -- KOFI A WOONOR: Some Ewe Poets -- THREE Meanings -- JOHN FIRE/LAME DEER: The Meaning of Everyday Objects -- PAULA GUNN ALLEN: The Sacred Hoop: A Contemporary Indian Perspective on American Indian Literature -- MARÍA SABINA: The Mushrooms of Language -- BENJAMIN LEE WHORF: An American Indian Model of the Universe -- OGOTEMMÊLI, per MARCEL GRIAULE: The Fertilizing Word -- W. E. H. STANNER: The Dreaming -- CARL G. JUNG: On the Psychology of the Trickster Figure -- ELAINE PAGELS: God the Father/God the Mother -- BARBARA G. MYERHOFF: Return to Wirikuta: Ritual Reversal and Symbolic Continuity in the Huichol Peyote Hunt -- MIRCEA ELIADE: The Return of the Symbol -- FOUR Doings -- ANTONIN ARTAUD: From "On the Balinese Theater" -- J. STEPHEN LANSING: The Aesthetics of the Sounding of the Text -- ERNEST THEODORE KIRBY: From "Shamanistic Theater: Origins and Evolution" -- ALFONSO ORTIZ: The Sacred Clown -- EDWARD L. SCHIEFFELIN: From The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers -- ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON: Nsibidi/Action Writing -- EDWARD S. KLIMA and URSULA BELLUGI: Poetry without Sound -- GERSHOM SCHOLEM: Kabbalistic Ritual and the Bride of God -- RICHARD SCHECHNER: From Ritual to Theatre and Back: The Structure/Process of the Efficacy-Entertainment Dyad -- FIVE Contemporary Moves -- ROBERT DUNCAN: From "Rites of Participation" -- VICTOR TURNER: A Review of "Ethnopoetics" -- DELL HYMES: Some North Pacific Coast Poems: A Problem in Anthropological Philology -- DENNIS TEDLOCK: "Tell It Like It's Right in Front of You" -- JEROME ROTHENBERG: Total Translation: An Experiment in the Presentation of American Indian Poetry -- DAVID P. McALLESTER: The Tenth Horse Song of Frank Mitchell -- SIMON J. ORTIZ: Song/Poetry and Language-Expression and Perception.
NATHANIEL TARN: Fragments from the Prayers Made on Behalf of Nathaniel Tarn by the Tzutujil-Maya Priest Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 1953, 1959 -- N. SCOTT MOMADAY: The Man Made of Words -- ISHMAEL REED: Neo-HooDoo Manifesto/The Neo-HooDoo Aesthetic -- IMAMU AMIRI BARAKA (LeROI JONES): Expressive Language -- GARY SNYDER: From "The Incredible Survival of Coyote" -- SIMON ORTIZ, PETER BLUE CLOUD, LEWIS MacADAMS: Coyote Poems -- DIANE DI PRIMA: The Birth of Loba -- CHARLES OLSON: the hinges of civilization to be put back on the door -- CLAYTON ESHLEMAN: The Preface to Hades in Manganese -- DAVID ANTIN: Talking to Discover -- GEORGE QUASHA: From "DiaLogos: Between the Written and the Oral in Contemporary Poetry" -- HENRY MUNN: Writing in the Imagination of an Oral Poet -- EDMUND CARPENTER: The Death of Sedna -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Summary: Symposium of the Whole traces a discourse on poetry and culture that has profoundly influenced the art of our time, with precedents going back two centuries and more. Beginning with a reassertion of the complexity of poetry among peoples long labeled "primitive" and "savage," many recent poets have sought to base a new poetics over the fullest range of human cultures. The attempt to define an ethnopoetics has been significantly connected with the most experimental and future-directed side of Romantic and modern poetry, both in the Western world and, increasingly, outside it. As a visionary poetics and as a politics, this complex redefinition of cultural and intellectual values has involved a rarely acknowledged collaboration between poets and scholars, who together have challenged the narrow view of literature that has excluded so many traditions. In this gathering, the Rothenbergs follow the idea of an ethnopoetics from predecessors such as Vico, Blake, Thoreau, and Tzara to more recent essays and manifestos by poets and social thinkers such as Olson, Eliade, Snyder, Turner, and Baraka. The themes range widely, from the divergence of oral and written cultures to the shaman as proto-poet and the reemergence of suppressed and rejected forms and images: the goddess, the trickster, and the "human universe." The book's three ethnographic sections demonstrate how various poetries are structured and composed, how they reflect meaning and worldview, and how they are performed in cultures where all art may be thought of as art-in-motion. Among the poetries discussed are the language of magic; West African drum language and poetry; the Huichol Indian language of reversals; chance operations in African divination poetry; picture-writings and action-writings from Australia and Africa; and American Indian sacred-clown dramas and traditional tricksterSummary: narratives. The cumulative effect is a new reading of the poetic past and present--in the editors' words, "a changed paradigm of what poetry was or now could come to be.".
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Cover -- SYMPOSIUM OF THE WHOLE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Pre-Face -- ONE Preliminary Moves -- NALUNGIAQ: Magic Words -- GIAMBATTISTA VICO: The Age of the Gods and the Origins of Language -- JOHANN GOTTFRIED HERDER: From a Correspondence on Ossian and the Songs of Ancient Peoples -- WILLIAM BLAKE: From The Marriage of Heaven & Hell -- HENRY DAVID THOREAU: In Wildness is the preservation of the World -- KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS: The Rise of Bourgeois Rule and the Origin of World Literature -- ARTHUR RIMBAUD: From "Mauvais Sang" [Bad Blood] -- EMILE DURKHEIM: On Ritual and Theater -- ERNEST FENOLLOSA: From The Chinese Written Character As a Medium for Poetry -- TRISTAN TZARA: A Note on Negro Poetry/Oceanian Art -- PAUL RADIN: Reality at White Heat -- LEO FROBENIUS: Paideuma -- EZRA POUND: The Value of Leo Frobenius -- FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA: The Duende -- AIMÉ CÉSAIRE and RENÉ DEPESTRE: On Negritude -- ROBERT GRAVES: The White Goddess -- CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS: From Tristes Tropiques -- MIRCEA ELIADE: The Epilogue to Shamanism -- CHARLES OLSON: Human Universe -- STANLEY DIAMOND: Plato and the Definition of the Primitive -- GARY SNYDER: Poetry and the Primitive: Notes on Poetry as an Ecological Survival Technique -- JEROME ROTHENBERG: Pre-Face to Technicians of the Sacred -- TWO Workings -- BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI: The Meaning of Meaningless Words and the Coefficient of Weirdness -- HOWARD NORMAN: Bom Tying Knots -- RAMÓN MEDINA SILVA: How the Names are Changed on the Peyote Journey -- LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR: Speech and Image: An African Tradition of the Surreal -- RICHARD DAUENHAUER: Koyukon Riddle-Poems -- TREVOR COPE: Izibongo: Zulu Praise-Poems -- RUTH FINNEGAN: Drum Language and Literature -- NANCY MUNN: Guruwari Designs -- ROLAND BARTHES: The Written Face -- RUTH FINNEGAN: The Divination Poetry of Ifa.

DONALD L. PHILIPPI: First Person Voice in Ainu Epic -- ALBERT B. LORD: Songs and the Song -- KOFI A WOONOR: Some Ewe Poets -- THREE Meanings -- JOHN FIRE/LAME DEER: The Meaning of Everyday Objects -- PAULA GUNN ALLEN: The Sacred Hoop: A Contemporary Indian Perspective on American Indian Literature -- MARÍA SABINA: The Mushrooms of Language -- BENJAMIN LEE WHORF: An American Indian Model of the Universe -- OGOTEMMÊLI, per MARCEL GRIAULE: The Fertilizing Word -- W. E. H. STANNER: The Dreaming -- CARL G. JUNG: On the Psychology of the Trickster Figure -- ELAINE PAGELS: God the Father/God the Mother -- BARBARA G. MYERHOFF: Return to Wirikuta: Ritual Reversal and Symbolic Continuity in the Huichol Peyote Hunt -- MIRCEA ELIADE: The Return of the Symbol -- FOUR Doings -- ANTONIN ARTAUD: From "On the Balinese Theater" -- J. STEPHEN LANSING: The Aesthetics of the Sounding of the Text -- ERNEST THEODORE KIRBY: From "Shamanistic Theater: Origins and Evolution" -- ALFONSO ORTIZ: The Sacred Clown -- EDWARD L. SCHIEFFELIN: From The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers -- ROBERT FARRIS THOMPSON: Nsibidi/Action Writing -- EDWARD S. KLIMA and URSULA BELLUGI: Poetry without Sound -- GERSHOM SCHOLEM: Kabbalistic Ritual and the Bride of God -- RICHARD SCHECHNER: From Ritual to Theatre and Back: The Structure/Process of the Efficacy-Entertainment Dyad -- FIVE Contemporary Moves -- ROBERT DUNCAN: From "Rites of Participation" -- VICTOR TURNER: A Review of "Ethnopoetics" -- DELL HYMES: Some North Pacific Coast Poems: A Problem in Anthropological Philology -- DENNIS TEDLOCK: "Tell It Like It's Right in Front of You" -- JEROME ROTHENBERG: Total Translation: An Experiment in the Presentation of American Indian Poetry -- DAVID P. McALLESTER: The Tenth Horse Song of Frank Mitchell -- SIMON J. ORTIZ: Song/Poetry and Language-Expression and Perception.

NATHANIEL TARN: Fragments from the Prayers Made on Behalf of Nathaniel Tarn by the Tzutujil-Maya Priest Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 1953, 1959 -- N. SCOTT MOMADAY: The Man Made of Words -- ISHMAEL REED: Neo-HooDoo Manifesto/The Neo-HooDoo Aesthetic -- IMAMU AMIRI BARAKA (LeROI JONES): Expressive Language -- GARY SNYDER: From "The Incredible Survival of Coyote" -- SIMON ORTIZ, PETER BLUE CLOUD, LEWIS MacADAMS: Coyote Poems -- DIANE DI PRIMA: The Birth of Loba -- CHARLES OLSON: the hinges of civilization to be put back on the door -- CLAYTON ESHLEMAN: The Preface to Hades in Manganese -- DAVID ANTIN: Talking to Discover -- GEORGE QUASHA: From "DiaLogos: Between the Written and the Oral in Contemporary Poetry" -- HENRY MUNN: Writing in the Imagination of an Oral Poet -- EDMUND CARPENTER: The Death of Sedna -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.

Symposium of the Whole traces a discourse on poetry and culture that has profoundly influenced the art of our time, with precedents going back two centuries and more. Beginning with a reassertion of the complexity of poetry among peoples long labeled "primitive" and "savage," many recent poets have sought to base a new poetics over the fullest range of human cultures. The attempt to define an ethnopoetics has been significantly connected with the most experimental and future-directed side of Romantic and modern poetry, both in the Western world and, increasingly, outside it. As a visionary poetics and as a politics, this complex redefinition of cultural and intellectual values has involved a rarely acknowledged collaboration between poets and scholars, who together have challenged the narrow view of literature that has excluded so many traditions. In this gathering, the Rothenbergs follow the idea of an ethnopoetics from predecessors such as Vico, Blake, Thoreau, and Tzara to more recent essays and manifestos by poets and social thinkers such as Olson, Eliade, Snyder, Turner, and Baraka. The themes range widely, from the divergence of oral and written cultures to the shaman as proto-poet and the reemergence of suppressed and rejected forms and images: the goddess, the trickster, and the "human universe." The book's three ethnographic sections demonstrate how various poetries are structured and composed, how they reflect meaning and worldview, and how they are performed in cultures where all art may be thought of as art-in-motion. Among the poetries discussed are the language of magic; West African drum language and poetry; the Huichol Indian language of reversals; chance operations in African divination poetry; picture-writings and action-writings from Australia and Africa; and American Indian sacred-clown dramas and traditional trickster

narratives. The cumulative effect is a new reading of the poetic past and present--in the editors' words, "a changed paradigm of what poetry was or now could come to be.".

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