Author: Earl Miner
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170461812
Distinctive for its variety of approach, this value features a truly international and multicultural authorship, and encompasses an extraordinary range of lyric conception and practice - Chinese, Greek, Indian, Japanese and Korean.
Literature begins in lexically meaningless sounds and comes into being as lyric. The primacy of lyric in the emergence of literature confirms its role as the originative or foundation genre. This explains why that genre is especially important to considerations of literary rupture, endurance and renovation. With this bold bid for the primacy of lyric, Miner inaugurates an unusual volume which traverses the globe in its study of this vital and cultural form.