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Vyāsa Redux

Vyāsa Redux

Narrative in Epic Mahābhārata

By Kevin McGrath

Vyāsa is the primary creative poet of the Sanskrit epic Mahābhārata and 'Vyāsa Redux' examines the many paradoxical dimensions of his narrative virtuosity in the poem where the poet is both the creator of the work and a character within it. Narrative is, in this view, cognitive rather than empirical in its organization.

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Vyāsa is the primary creative poet of the Sanskrit epic Mahābhārata and 'Vyāsa Redux' examines the many paradoxical dimensions of his narrative virtuosity in the poem where the poet is both the creator of the work and a character within it. The book also studies elements in the poem which have been received by the late Bronze Age poets who composed the figure of Vyāsa, elements that reflect kinship, polity and modes of mnemonic inspiration. Three paired concepts function within the poem’s narrative process: first, the central approach of the book is founded upon the distinction between plot and story, that is, the causal relation of events as opposed to the temporal relation of events. Second, much of the argument then engages with how this distinction relates to the difference between the preliterate and literate phases of our present text. Third, the nature of how inspiration functions and how edition operates becomes another vital component in our analytic process explaining how Vyāsa becomes a dramatic, causal and at times prophetic character in the poem’s narration as well as its originator.

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Kevin McGrath is an associate of the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University, USA.

Series

Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature

Aesthetics and Culture

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview; 3. Traditions; 4. Vyāsa; 5. After Vyāsa; 6. Closure; 7. Homeric Odysseus; Bibliography; Index.

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