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The Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa / Andrew Quintman.

Author/Creator:
Quintman, Andrew, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
South Asia Across the Disciplines
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Biography as a literary form.
Lamas -- Tibet Region -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052-1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyön Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Earliest Sources: A Biographical Birth
2. Proto-Lives Formations of a Skeletal Biography
3. Biographical Compendia: Lives Made Flesh
4. A New Standard: Tsangnyön Heruka's Life and Songs of Milarepa
5. The Yogin and the Madman: A Life Brought to Life
6. Conclusions
Epilogue: Mila Comes Alive!
Abbreviations
Appendix 1: The Life of Jetsün Mila by Gampopa
Appendix 2: Text Colophons. English Translations and Tibetan Transcriptions
Appendix 3: Text Outlines and Concordances
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231535533
OCLC:
864358172
Publisher Number:
10.7312/quin16414 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.