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By Jennifer Woodlief

At the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six touring mountain climbers ascended the height of the Grand Teton in Jackson gap, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and shortly an enormous electric cost started to construct. because the workforce started to retreat from its place, a significant lightning bolt struck and pounded during the physique of each climber. one of many six died immediately, one lay significantly injured subsequent to her physique, and 4 dangled perilously into the chasm lower than. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the tale of the climb, the arriving of the hurricane, and the unparalleled rescue by way of the Jenny Lake Rangers, some of the most skilled mountaineering search-and-rescue groups within the nation.

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William Sax's essay on the epics of northern India discusses, like that of Reynolds, the participatory nature of contemporary epic. For Sax, however, the recent changes in performed epics are due largely to the ongoing pressures of nationalism and the disappearance of the "local"a reading that suggests both that the dynamics of individual communities are not necessarily apparent in epic per- Page 15 formance and that the poet is not so much the shaper of his performances as he is shaped by larger political forces beyond himself.

Epic, Gender, and Nationalism: The Development of Nineteenth-Century Balkan Literature Margaret Beissinger 69 Section Two Epic and Authority 87 5. Metamorphosis, Metaphor, and Allegory in Latin Epic Philip Hardie 89 6. Tasso's Trees: Epic and Local Culture Jane Tylus 108 7. Appropriating the Epic: Gender, Caste, and Regional Identity in Middle India Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger 131 Page viii Section Three The Boundaries of Epic Performance 153 8. Problematic Performances: Overlapping Genres and Levels of Participation in Arabic Oral Epic-Singing Dwight F.

Oral traditional epic is understood as orally composed and orally transmitted. It is, very importantly, a genre that is performed before an audience. While individual performers of epic (each with varying levels of creativity) are appreciated, anonymity and collective involvement surround authorship per se. Oral epic is typically marked by compositional devices that facilitate performance and transmission, as well as by content that is regarded as deeply traditional, at times even mythic (bringing with it an identification of oral epic with story patterns that are both ancient and widespread).

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