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Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland

Artemis Leontis (Author), Gregory Nagy
How do people map a homeland? How does the homeland define them? Focusing on the interrelations between culture and geography, Artemis Leontis illuminates the making of modern Greece. As she fashions a new approach to contemporary Greek literature, Leontis explores the transformation of Hellenism from a cultural ideal to a nation-state
Print Book, English, 1995
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1995
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xi, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
9780801430572, 0801430577
Foreword / Gregory Nagy
Introduction: Mapping the Territory
1. The Topological Approach
2. Heterotopia: Visitors to the Culture of Ruins
3. Topos: From Revenant Nation to Transcendental Territory
4. Entopia: Modernist Transpositions of the Native
5. Nostos: Hellenism's Suspended Homecoming
6. Cosmos: Modernist Poetics in a National Universe
Afterword: Changing Topographies
Includes quotations in Greek, with English translation