By Marlies Kronegger (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)
Focusing ordinarily upon language, communique, textuality, etc., as is overwhelmingly modern-day type, we omit the very raison d'être of literature and language itself.
relocating a step extra in our research of the anthropologico-ontopoietic assets of the life-significance of literature by way of unravelling the functionality of imaginatio creatrix in man's self interpretation-in-existence, this assortment seeks to bring about the royal function of allegory within the fostering of tradition.
A conjoint paintings of human elemental passions and of the human spirit, allegory mediates among lofty beliefs of the top human strivings and the pedestrian realm of evidence.
Interpretative or theoretical stories surround allegory -- mediaeval, smooth and post-modern -- in quite a few literatures. one of the authors are: Tymieniecka, Kronegger, Jorge Garcia Gomez, V. Osadnik, H. Hellerstein, H. Rudnick, R. Kiefer, V. Fichera, ok. Haney, Ch. Raffini, J. Williamson, B. Ross and Sitansu Ray.
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The forces of evil in our world are apt to extinguish and destroy such hope. In his novel A Day Longer than a Century (Idolshe veka dlitsia den - the book in the author's eyes is one of his most significant writings), the modern heroes, men and women of the end of the 20th century, living near a space centre in Kazakhstan, listen to an old old tale or legend telling about the Mankurt and about a devoted mother who tried to save her son who had been made a slave, a Mankurt by the enemies of his people.
40). But the present is also the only manner of temporality in which being manifests itself at full. In my opinion, the attempt to make the present firm, as it is observable in Cantico, does not result from the poet's will to render the fleeting moment eternal, or to arrest the passing of time, as Emilia de Zuleta suggests. 30 If the poet gathers the present and saves it, it is only because it itself is truth, constant affirmation, perfect consummation. One can find evidence of this in the very poem Zuleta chose from Cantico to illustrate her point: [ ...
Chinghiz Aitmatov uses the allegory of the Reindeer Mother in order to express his admiration for the love a mother is able to give, and this animal mother also stands for nature, as the origin, the source of life, for life owes its appearance to love, and in the same way literature and the other arts are products of love, of intellectual and spiritual passion. Here again I would like to point out a resemblance between Aitmatov's views and Professor Tymieniecka's philosophy. Having incarnated life in the person of the Reindeer Mother, Aitmatov apparently discovered himself to be on a path fully satisfactory to his temper with this literary device.