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Epic traditions in the contemporary world : the poetics of community

Author: Margaret H Beissinger; Jane Tylus; Susanne Lindgren Wofford
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays provides a comparative reassessment of epic and its role in the ancient, mediaeval and modern worlds, as it explores the variety of contemporary approaches to the epic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret H Beissinger; Jane Tylus; Susanne Lindgren Wofford
ISBN: 0520210379 9780520210370 0520210387 9780520210387
OCLC Number: 40193758
Description: ix, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Epic as genre / Gregory Nagy --
Performing interpretation: early allegorical exegesis of Homer / Andrew Ford --
The Arab epic poet as outcast, trickster, and con man / Susan Slyomovics --
Epic, gender, and nationalism: the development of nineteenth-century Balkan literature / Margaret Beissinger --
Metamorphosis, metaphor, and allegory in Latin epic / Philip Hardie --
Tasso's trees: epic and local culture / Jane Tylus --
Appropriating the epic: gender, caste, and regional identity in Middle India / Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger --
Problematic performances: overlapping genres and levels of participation in Arabic oral epic singing / Dwight F. Reynolds --
Worshipping epic villains: a Kaurava cult in the Central Himalayas / William S. Sax --
The natural tears of epic / Thomas M. Greene --
The poetics of loss in Greek epic / Sheila Murnaghan --
The role of lament in the growth and death of Roman epic / Elaine Fantham --
Epic and the politics of the origin tale: Virgil, Ovid, Spenser, and Native American aetiology / Susanne L. Wofford --
Walcott's Omeros: the classical epic in a post-modern world / Joseph Farrell.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Beissinger, Jane Tylus, and Susanne Wofford.
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