Jean Giraudoux and Oriental Thought (American University Studies)

Jean Giraudoux and Oriental Thought (American University Studies) by Arthur C. Buck

ISBN10: 0820400572
ISBN13: 978-0820400570
Author: Arthur C. Buck
Title: Jean Giraudoux and Oriental Thought (American University Studies)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing (December 31, 1984)
Language: English
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Jean Giraudoux and Oriental Thought (American University Studies) by Arthur C. Buck



This Comparative Literature volume is the first major analysis of ideas in the work of Jean Giraudoux that have affinities with Chinese and Indian Philosophy.
Giraudoux was well familiar with German Romanticism and Presocratic Philosophy. The German Romantics were interested in the Orient and in Shakuntala of Kalidasa; the philosophy of Heraclitus is similar to the philosophy of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. Oriental ideas in Giraudoux, then, may have developed from Giraudoux's readings in Novalis, in De la Motte-Fouqué, and in the Presocratics. Ondine is compared with Shakuntala--a possible link from the Orient through German Romanticism to Giraudoux.
Analyses of Ondine, Intermezzo, Judith, Amphitryon 38, and other works reveal affinities of Taoism, Confucianism, and Indian Philosophy.

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