Comparative Criticism addresses itself to the questions of literary theory and criticism, to comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and to interdisciplinary perspectives. This new volume takes 'Myth and mythologies' as its central theme. Articles include: the Shadow of Ulysses beyond 2001; Genesis: a tale of a heel and a hip; Myths of 'High' and 'Low': the Lyrical Ballads 1798-1998 and Myths of the Indies: Jane Austen and the British Empire. The winning entries in the 1997/8 BCLA/BCLT translation competition are published, as well as a special bibliography on the works of H. G. Adler.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Frontispiece; Editor's introduction; Part I. Myth and mythologies: 1. The shadow of Ulysses beyond 2001 Piero Boitani; 2. A tale of a heel and a hip Gabriel Josipovici; 3. Myths of 'high' and 'low': the Lyrical Ballads 1798-1998 E. S. Shaffer; 4. Myths of the Indies: Jane Austen and the British Empire Trevor Lloyd; 5. The unpublished correspondence of Ezra Pound and Adrian Strokes 1927-1934: modernist myth-making in sculpture, literature, aesthetics and psychoanalysis Richard Read; Part II. Literature and Translation: 6. The correspondence of two writers in exile Hermann Broch and H. G. Adler; 7. 'Technical aspects of composing poems': an essay from The Fine Art of Writing Ernst Jandl; 8. Poems from German Roulette Barbara Kohler; 9. Song of the Blue Whales: a chapter of a novel Christian Bobin; Part III. Essay Reviews: 10. Review of International Postmodernism Thomas Docherty; 11. The composer as librettist: Judith Weir's 'romantic' operas Heaven Ablaze in His Breast and Blond Eckbert Hanne Castein; 12. The centre for British studies in Berlin and its contribution to a study of culture Wolfgang Iser.