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ERIC Number: ED042742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 61
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Writers the Other Side of the Horizon: A Guide to Developing Literatures of the World.
Tyler, Priscilla, Ed.
The processes by which man creates new literary forms is the focus of this book. Four articles concentrate on literary modes common to many societies, though written in different languages: (1) Robert A. Charles reviews Alaska's oral native folktales and the range of the contemporary writing scene in Alaska from professional authors to documentary journalists; (2) Harley D. Oberhelman compares the cowboy literature of North, Central, and South America; (3) Maurice D. Schmaier analyzes Patrick White's "Voss" as an example of a new chapter in Australian literature; and (4) Helen Topham describes a grass-roots theater developing in India. Four other articles are concerned with world literature written in English: (1) Leonard Casper finds a great range of literary achievements in the American-influences Filipino-English literature; (2) Frederic G. Cassidy discusses the distinctive style and tone of West Indian literature; (3) Lucile Clifton illustrates how South African writers shape the African image through symbols and choice of themes; and (4) Harold R. Collins reports on the Nigerians writing about the meeting and interaction of Western and native cultures. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JMC)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.