Poetry and Prophecy
Title: Poetry and Prophecy
Author: Nora K. Chadwick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2011 (Originally published 1952)
This 1952 book is an inquiry into the relations in origin between literature and inspiration, based on a study of the practices of seers in modern communities where oral literature sill survives, and of the records of primitive poetry in the West and North. Mrs Chadwick discusses the universal reverence accorded to poets, musicians, seers, or prophets, the training they underwent, the methods of ecstasy, and the remarkable similarities of their messages in remote and different parts of the world.
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