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The Teleology of Poetics in Medieval Kashmir by Lawrence J. McCrea

The Teleology of Poetics in Medieval Kashmir

Description : This book examines the revolution in Sanskrit poetics initiated by the ninth-century Kashmiri Anandavardhana. Anandavardhana replaced the formalist aesthetic of earlier poeticians with one stressing the unifunctionality of literary texts, arguing that all components of a work should subserve a single purposeâe"the communication of a single emotional mood (rasa). Attention was redirected from formal elements toward specific poems, viewed as aesthetically integrated wholes, thereby creating new literary critical possibilities. Anandavardhanaâe(tm)s model of textual coherence, along with many key analytic concepts, are rooted in the hermeneutic theory of the Mimamsakas (Vedic Exegetes). Like Anandavardhana, the Mimamsakas made the unifunctionality of texts their most basic interpretive principle. While Anandavardhanaâe(tm)s teleological approach to textual analysis gained rapid acceptance among the Kashmiri poeticians, another aspect of his theory became controversial. He argued that rasa, and certain other poetic meanings, cannot be conveyed by recognized semantic processes, and therefore postulated a new semantic function, dhvani (âeoesuggestionâe ) to account for them. The controversy over this âeoesuggestionâe rapidly became the central topic in poetics, to the exclusion of teleologically based criticism. While dhvani ultimately gained universal acceptance among Sanskrit poeticians, the conflict over its existence, ironically, marginalized Anandavardhanaâe(tm)s preferred approach to poetic analysis.

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Authors : Lawrence J. McCrea

Published Date : 2008

Publisher : Harvard Univ Department of Sanskrit &

ISBN : 067403273X

Page : 470 Pages

Categories : History

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