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The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey

Author: Edith Hall
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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The travels and travails of Homer's resourceful hero have thrilled countless generations of listeners and readers, who for almost three millennia have breathlessly followed his voyage home from Troy to Ithaca. Edith Hall explains our enduring fascination with this epic in terms of its extraordinary openness to adaptation and reinterpretation. Not only has the narrative been read to reflect a wide range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, Edith, 1959-
Return of Ulysses.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)763100185
Named Person: Homer.; Homer; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Homère.; Homère; Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Homerus; Odysseus.; Homer; Odysseia.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Hall
ISBN: 9780801888694 0801888697
OCLC Number: 183263953
Description: vii, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Generic mutations. --
Embarkation --
Turning phrases --
Shape-shifting --
Telling tales --
Singing songs --
pt. 2. World and society. --
Facing frontiers --
Colonial conflict --
Rites of man --
Women's work --
Class consciousness --
pt. 3. Mind and psyche. --
Brain power --
Exile from Ithaca --
Blood bath --
Sex and sexuality --
Dialogue with death.
Responsibility: Edith Hall.
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The travels and travails of Homer's resourceful hero have thrilled countless generations of listeners and readers, who for almost three millennia have breathlessly followed his voyage home from Troy to Ithaca. Edith Hall explains our enduring fascination with this epic in terms of its extraordinary openness to adaptation and reinterpretation. Not only has the narrative been read to reflect a wide range of intellectual and aesthetic agendas, but it has been perhaps uniquely fertile in generating new artistic forms. Creative responses to the Odyssey have included the tragedies of classical Athens and the burlesque of Aristophanes as well as more recent genres such as travelogue, science fiction, the novel, opera, film, children's books, and detective stories. Hall traces fifteen key themes in the Odyssey to illuminate the innumerable ways it has affected the cultural imagination.--From publisher description.

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