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On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 03:16 , Jeremy Bradley wrote:
> The cyclical narrative form is, I believe, the core element in
> some of the
> longest surviving
> cultures on Godís Earth; the many Nations of Australia. It is
> because of this
> cyclical form
> that these cultural systems have resisted the predation of
Many indigenous cultures have such cyclical narratives, often
concerning their hub-like role in the maintenance of the cosmos.
I have found the elements Aristotle found to be essential for
tragedy, and the forms therein, in his Poetics, to also be of
enduring and universal quality.
I wonder what taking an aboriginal narrative, and analyzing it
for aristotelian tragic form, say, might show?
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