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Quintman: The Yogin and the Madman

Quintman, Andrew:
The Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa / Andrew Quintman. - New York [u.a.] : Columbia Univ. Press , 2014. - XI, 314 S. - (South Asia across the disciplines)
ISBN 978-0-231-16414-6
US$ 105,00 / £ 72,50 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-231-16415-3
US$ 35,00 / £ 24,00
DDC: 294.3923092

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. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. ix
Introduction. 1
1. Earliest Sources: A Biographical Birth. 32
2. Proto-Lives: Formations of a Skeletal Biography. 56
3. Biographical Compendia: Lives Made Flesh. 82
4. A New Standard: Tsangnyön Heruka’s Life and Songs of Milarepa. 121
5. The Yogin and the Madman: A Life Brought to Life. 155
6. Conclusions. 175
Epilogue: Mila Comes Alive! 184
List of Abbreviations. 189
Appendix 1: The Life of Jetsün Mila by Gampopa. 191
Appendix 2: Text Colophons. 199
Appendix 3: Text Outlines and Concordances. 207
Notes. 226
Bibliography. 277
Index. 299


ANDREW QUINTMAN is assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University. Profile page; Homepage.

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