De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur

 

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dc.contributor.author Schaffer, Alfred en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schaffer, A. 2002. De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6937
dc.description Bibliography: p. 288-290. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The characters and narratives depicted in the Greek mythology are all archetypal concepts. They are depictions of the primordial and the unconscious of the human being. Characters in a literary Work. can be interpreted within this primordial framework. Also, a text itself, or the form that a text is presented in, is able to show signs of the archetypal and mythological narrative. This comparative study investigates and tests the assumption that literature from different linguistic and regional backgrounds, can be brought back to the depiction of a corresponding archetypal and primordial being. A literary work of art, in the form of a novel or poem, enjoys the same universal appeal or value as a literary work from a completely different region, language or period, through its use of elements from the mythological archetype. I have chosen for the Greek mythology because of its influence in the Western art. The mythological figure of the adolescent and young man illustrates this hypothesis. The representation is split into different sub-characters, different ids: Ganymede, Apollo, Narcissus, Hermaphrodites and Cyparissus. All conform to different aspects of the archetypal young male character. The classical theme of the adolescent and young man is presented as a connection between literary works that initially seem heterogeneous. Each chapter highlights one specific mythological character, his original mythological context and his representation and influence in and on modern literature. To achieve the contrast between old and new, I have chosen pieces from the 20th century only. Within the framework of one study, a complete and exhaustive research is impossible. Still, to support my argument, I have tried to feature as many different sources as possible. Not only did l use Dutch and Afrikaans authors, but also South African, English, German and American authors and poets, as well as a French, Spanish, Czech and Japanese author. As a conclusion I can state that the archetypal concept of the adolescent and young man, clearly underlines the primordial nature of literature. The same motifs keep returning in art, also in ""new"" literary movements and types of discourse. Secondly, it appears that Cyparissus can be seen as not only a general symbol for the adolescent and young man, but also as a mystical symbol for the universal and primordial nature of art, and the ultimate ideal of the writer as an artist. en_ZA
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dc.subject.other Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies en_ZA
dc.title De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Schaffer, A. (2002). <i>De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6937 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Schaffer, Alfred. <i>"De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6937 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Schaffer A. De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6937 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Schaffer, Alfred AB - The characters and narratives depicted in the Greek mythology are all archetypal concepts. They are depictions of the primordial and the unconscious of the human being. Characters in a literary Work. can be interpreted within this primordial framework. Also, a text itself, or the form that a text is presented in, is able to show signs of the archetypal and mythological narrative. This comparative study investigates and tests the assumption that literature from different linguistic and regional backgrounds, can be brought back to the depiction of a corresponding archetypal and primordial being. A literary work of art, in the form of a novel or poem, enjoys the same universal appeal or value as a literary work from a completely different region, language or period, through its use of elements from the mythological archetype. I have chosen for the Greek mythology because of its influence in the Western art. The mythological figure of the adolescent and young man illustrates this hypothesis. The representation is split into different sub-characters, different ids: Ganymede, Apollo, Narcissus, Hermaphrodites and Cyparissus. All conform to different aspects of the archetypal young male character. The classical theme of the adolescent and young man is presented as a connection between literary works that initially seem heterogeneous. Each chapter highlights one specific mythological character, his original mythological context and his representation and influence in and on modern literature. To achieve the contrast between old and new, I have chosen pieces from the 20th century only. Within the framework of one study, a complete and exhaustive research is impossible. Still, to support my argument, I have tried to feature as many different sources as possible. Not only did l use Dutch and Afrikaans authors, but also South African, English, German and American authors and poets, as well as a French, Spanish, Czech and Japanese author. As a conclusion I can state that the archetypal concept of the adolescent and young man, clearly underlines the primordial nature of literature. The same motifs keep returning in art, also in ""new"" literary movements and types of discourse. Secondly, it appears that Cyparissus can be seen as not only a general symbol for the adolescent and young man, but also as a mystical symbol for the universal and primordial nature of art, and the ultimate ideal of the writer as an artist. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur TI - De geschiedenis van een jonge god : mythe, primordialiteit en de representatie van de archetypische adolescent en jonge man in werken uit de moderne Afrikaanse literatuur en de wereldliteratuur UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6937 ER - en_ZA


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