Homo Ludens

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Taylor & Francis, 1949 - Social Science - 220 pages
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With contributions from over 100 scholars, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Centry provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to other works by and about a particular poet.
 

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This book is one of the few available that try to put play into a cultural and historical context. Read full review

Contents

The PlayConcept as Expressed in Language
28
Play and Contest as Civilizing Functions
46
Play and Law
76
Play and War
89
Playing and Knowing
105
Play and Poetry
119
The Elements of Mythopoiesis
136
PlayForms in Philosophy
146
Western Civilization Sub Specie Ludi
173
The PlayElement in Contemporary Civiliza
195
Index
214
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