By Walter J. Ong
This vintage paintings explores the titanic adjustments among oral and literate cultures supplying a really transparent account of the highbrow, literary and social results of writing, print and digital know-how. during his research, Walter J. Ong deals attention-grabbing insights into oral genres around the globe and during time, and examines the increase of summary philosophical and clinical considering. He considers the influence of orality-literacy stories not just on literary feedback and thought yet on our very knowing of what it really is to be a person, aware of self and other.This is a booklet no reader, author or speaker will be with no.
Read or Download Orality and Literacy PDF
Similar literary criticism books
The tale of a boy, a ship, and a tiger can provide an experience which a few may well locate tough to think and considerate inquiries to reflect on. Can miracles exist? what's the energy of religion? What promises winning survival? Yann Martel's lifetime of Pi is a rare publication that leaves you grappling with the concept that of miracles, storytelling, and event.
Via 3 variants over greater than 4 a long time, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has outfitted an unequalled popularity because the so much complete and authoritative reference for college kids, students, and poets on all features of its topic: heritage, activities, genres, prosody, rhetorical units, serious phrases, and extra.
Concerning the writer: Cristovão Tezza used to be born in Lages, within the southern Brazilian kingdom of Santa Catarina, in 1952. he's the writer of thirteen novels, released in 7 languages, and the winner of many literary prizes, together with the Jabuti Prize, the Portugal-Telecom Award, the São Paulo Literature Award, Petrobrás Literature Award, Brazilian Academy of Letters, São Paulo paintings Critics' organization Award, the Zaffari & Bourbon Prize, Bravo, France's Charles Brisset Award, and a nomination for the 2012 IMPAC-Dublin Award.
Formas breves es una recopilación de textos misceláneos que el propio
autor describe como «páginas perdidas en el diario de un escritor». En
ellas reflexiona sobre los angeles literatura, desde l. a. ficción hasta el
pensamiento crítico; desde el diálogo con los autores que se han
convertido en l. a. estela de su obra e imaginario -Arlt, Macedonio,
Borges, Gombrowicz, Kafka, Chéjov, Joyce y Hemingway, entre otros- hasta
los temas más abstractos, como los angeles naturaleza del relato corto o el punto
de inflexión entre realidad y ficción. Este es un homenaje a la
literatura misma; un lugar donde se pone en juego su doble filo: una
ficción que se lee como una verdad apócrifa y un realismo que aparece
como un artificio veraz.
- Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days
- On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling (Writers on Writers)
- Ted Hughes: From Cambridge to Collected
- Love, Sex, Death & Words: Surprising Tales From a Year in Literature
Additional resources for Orality and Literacy
A hunter can see a buffalo, smell, taste, and touch a buffalo when the buffalo is completely inert, even dead, but if he hears a buffalo, he had better watch out: something is going on. In this sense, all sound, and especially oral utterance, which comes from inside living organisms, is ‘dynamic’. The fact that oral peoples commonly and in all likelihood universally consider words to have magical potency is clearly tied in, at least unconsciously, with their sense of the word as necessarily spoken, sounded, and hence power-driven.
Writing fosters abstractions that disengage knowledge from the arena where human beings struggle with one another. It separates the knower from the known. By keeping knowledge embedded in the human lifeworld, orality situates knowledge within a context of struggle. Proverbs and riddles are not used simply to store knowledge but to engage others in verbal and intellectual combat: utterance of one proverb or riddle challenges hearers to top it with a more apposite or a contradictory one (Abrahams 1968; 1972).
Murko had recognized the absence of exact verbatim memory in oral poetry of such cultures. More importantly, Marcel Jousse, the Jesuit priest and scholar, who had been reared in a residually oral peasant milieu in France and who spent most of his adult life in the Middle East soaking up its oral culture, had sharply differentiated the oral composition in such cultures from all written composition. Jousse (1925) had styled oral cultures and the personality structures they produced verbomoteur (‘Verbomotor’—regrettably, Jousse’s work has not been translated into English; see Ong 1967b, pp.
Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong