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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 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 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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Accessibly written and timely, The Return of Ulysses establishes the Odyssey as the founding text of Western Civilization and offers a major contribution to the study of Homer's epic poem, as well as  Read more...

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British scholar Edith Hall takes 15 aspects of the Odyssey and traces their permutations from ancient times to today. The result is engrossing and enlightening. Author Magazine 2008 Hall is the Read more...

 
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