Art, dialogue, and outrage : essays on literature and culture / Wole Soyinka

Author(s): Soyinka, Wole
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Subjects: Literature--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st American ed
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1993
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxx, 305 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword to The Second Edition
Editorial Note
Introduction: Wole Soyinka and the Tropes of Disalienation / Biodun Jeyifo
Pt. 1. Essays on Literature and Culture 1
I. Towards a True Theatre 3
II. From a Common Backcloth: A Reassessment of The African Literary Image 7
III. The Writer in a Modern African State 15
IV. The Lysistrata of Aristophanes 21
V. The Fourth Stage: Through the Mysteries of Ogun to the Origin of Yoruba Tragedy 27
VI. Between Self and System: The Artist in Search of Liberation 40
VII. Who's Afraid of Elesin Oba? 62
VIII. Language as Boundary 82
IX. The Critic and Society: Barthes, Leftocracy and Other Mythologies 95
X. Cross Currents: The 'New African' After Cultural Encounters 124
XI. Theatre in African Traditional Cultures: Survival Patterns 134
XII. Shakespeare and the Living Dramatist 147
XIII. The External Encounter: Ambivalence in African Arts and Literature 163
XIV. Climates of Art 186
XV. Of Berlin and Other Walls 199
XVI. New Frontiers for Old 216
XVII. The Credo of Being and Nothingness 231
Appendix: Responses in Kind 249
XVIII. The Autistic Hunt; or, How to Marximize Mediocrity 261
XIX. Neo-Tarzanism: The Poetics of Pseudo-Tradition 293
Alternate Title(s): Art, dialogue & outrage.
Notes: LCCN: 93043948
ISBN: 0679400656 :$25.00 ($33.50 Can.)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 29428675
ISBN/ISSN: 0679400656