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This book is devoted to a close reading of the famous Buddhist cofessional poem gathered in the thergatha.What the author has sought to do is to situate these poems in never horizon of understanding.In doing so he has brought into play some of the leading vectors of modern literary theory.As a between classical texts and modern literary.
It is the first time that the poems in the Therigatha have been analysed in terms of contemporary literary and cultural theory. The results are remarkably stimulating. The book shows what new energies can be released when classical texts meet modern concepts.