Understanding Brecht and Soyinka a study in anti-heroism by Edde M. Iji

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Published by Kraft Books in Yaba, Lagos .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Soyinka, Wole -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Antiheroes in literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-210) and index.

Book details

StatementEdde Iji.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2603.R397 Z7115 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 216 p. ;
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1492875M
ISBN 109783071459
LC Control Number93166324

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Yaba, Lagos: Kraft Books, (OCoLC) Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Wole Soyinka; Bertolt Brecht; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka: Document Type. Another way of putting that is that the Brecht this book sheds light on is Benjamin's Brecht, who is also, due to the high esteem we hold Benjamin in, a Brecht with a good deal of currency in the field today.

Brigid Doherty, for example, in "Test and Gestus in Brecht and Benjamin" (MLN (): ), explores the Benjaminian Brecht (and /5(2). The relationship between philosopher-critic Walter Benjamin and playwright-poet Bertolt Brecht was both a lasting friendship and a powerful intellectual partnership.

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In Understanding Brecht we find collected together Benjamin’s most sensitive and probing writing on the dramatic and poetic work of his friend and tutor. Stimulated by Brecht’s oeuvre and theorising his particular dramatic techniques—such as the famous ‘estrangement effect’—Benjamin developed his own ideas about the role of art and.

Brecht and Benjamin thought in millennia, geologically, of new dark and ice ages. They discovered optimism in men's most ancient teachers. 'The hard thing gives way' is the maxim wich Brecht's customs oicial elicits from the Chinese sage in the poem 'Legend of the Origin of the Book Tao Te Ching on Lao Tzu 's Way into Exile'.File Size: 2MB.

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The play is a "celebration," a "banquet," and a "manifestation" of a universal need. Looking for books by Wole Soyinka. See all books authored by Wole Soyinka, including Death and the King's Horseman, and Aké: The Years of Childhood, and more on Soyinka’s first book of poetry, Idanre, and Other Poems, introduces the Yoruban god Ogun, a reoccurring figure in his poetry.

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He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be so honored. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in study in Nigeria and the UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. Kayode Soyinka became a man of history in Nigeria and globally on Octo when he survived a letter bomb which killed his boss and friend, Dele Giwa.

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Brigid Doherty, for example, in "Test and Gestus in Brecht and Benjamin" (MLN (): ), explores the Benjaminian Brecht (and Reviews: 1. Understanding Brecht and Soyinka.

Understanding Brecht and Soyinka. Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited. Major 20 th century writers: A selection of sketches from contemporary authors.

An excellent introduction to Wole Soyinka’s plays up to After a brief but concise background on Soyinka in the first chapter, Gibbs moves on to discuss the sources and influences that inspired all the plays mentioned in the book/5(2).

Wole Soyinka Biographical W ole Soyinka was born on 13 July at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, inhe took his doctorate. Understanding Brecht book.

Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A collection of Benjamin's writing on the dramatic and poetic w 4/5(8). The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate how the song genre is used in Soyinka's plays alongside other dramatic features such as ritual, drumming, chants, dance and mime for effective theme delivery.

Wole Soyinka was a bright, curious child and his account of his early childhood in the town of Abeokuta in Western Nigeria is enchanting. He writes with his adult voice, but maintains the child's perspective and understanding throughout, the one exception a nostalgic contrasting of street-fronts then and now.

Soyinka asked us to arrest Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi as the culprit who gave us more books to read than doctoral candidates. Soyinka took us on a course in Humanism. It was class war all the way because.

Soyinka's treatment of the relationship between individual selfhood and the various framing social and collective identities, so the book argues, is yet another aspect linking his work to the broader intellectual currents ofSoyinka's vision is seen as central to.

Soyinka's book "Africa" is really a lucid book on the essence of "The Truth" that uses a bit African History as a vehicle of expression. His smooth as silk use of the English language makes it worth reading the book just to enjoy his superb ability to write.

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About this Item: Verso Books, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The relationship between philosopher-critic Walter Benjamin and playwright-poet Bertolt Brecht was both a lasting friendship and a powerful intellectual partnership.

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyíinká; born 13 July ), known as Wole Soyinka (pronounced [wɔlé ʃójĩnká]), is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist in the English language.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. The book is vague, ponderous and awkward. Soyinka never says “house” when he can say “habitation,” “native” when he can say “autochthon,” “dominant” when he can say.

Nigerian-born Nobel Literature Prize Laureate () Wole Soyinka's The Road is a quasi-realistic play which incorporates elements from the theater of the absurd. It is a comedy of sorts, not exactly a comedie noire, as the French say, but with similar satirical intent.

Bertold Brecht and Eugene Ionesco in this play, but I believe Soyinka Reviews: 3. The Lion and the Jewel (Three Crowns Books) Soyinka, Wole.

Published by Oxford University Press () ISBN ISBN Used. Softcover. Quantity available: 1. From: HPB-Emerald (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.) Seller Rating: Add to Basket US$ Convert currency. During the civil war in Nigeria, Soyinka appealed in an article for cease-fire. He was arrested for this inaccused of conspiring with the Biafra rebels, and was held as a political prisoner for 22 months until Soyinka has published about 20 works in drama, novels and poetry.

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Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Biography, Age. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka was born on the 13th of July, at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria.

Wole’s father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, was a prominent Anglican minister and headmaster, while his mother, Grace Eniola Soyinka, was a shopkeeper and local activist. Afrikanische Rezeption von Brecht im Lichte der Literaturtheorien. Frankfurt an Main ; New York: P.

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the author examines the specific realities of theatre in order to come to a richer understanding. The Lion and the Jewel is a play by Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka that was first performed in It chronicles how Baroka, the lion, fights with the modern Lakunle over the right to marry Sidi, the titular Jewel.

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Emphasizing the themes of separation, distance, multiplicity, choice and contradiction in Brecht's entire corpus, Jameson's study engages in a dialogue with a cryptic work, unpublished in Brecht's lifetime, entitled Me-ti; Book of Twists and Turns.

Jameson sees this text as key to understanding Brecht's critical reflections on dialectics and. At the last count, Soyinka is the author of 17 plays, six collections of poetry, two novels, nine non-fiction books and the ongoing intervention series he publishes on burning national issues.

Nationality: : Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka, in Abeokuta, Education: St. Peter's School, Ake, Abeokuta, ; Abeokuta Grammar School, ; Government College, Ibadan, ; University College, Ibadan (now University of Ibadan), ; University of Leeds, Yorkshire,B.A.

(honors) in : Play reader, Royal Court Theatre, London,   His interpretations or translations of these works have further enriched the understanding of Igbo Olodumare and the ingredients of the forests that produced those amazing stories.

A Forest of a Thousand Demons, Soyinka's interpretation of D.O. Fagunwa is a pacesetter, helping to situate his voice in world literary map.'. This framework highlights Brecht's arguments with theorists like Benjamin, Bloch, and Lukacs. It also shows surprising connections between socialist East Germany, where Brecht's s projects impressed the emerging Heiner Mller, and apartheid-era South Africa, where his work appeared on the apartheid as well as anti-apartheid stage.

Wole Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize in literature inis Nigeria’s most famous son and a great comic writer. Few people could write a hilarious sketch about supernatural castration and.

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