Re: Wade's hammer

From: Wade Smith (wade_smith@harvard.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 20:35:13 GMT

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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
    > colonization.

    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?

    - Wade

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