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Myths of the underworld in contemporary culture : the backward gaze

Author: Judith Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze' examines a series of twentieth and twenty-first century fictional works that adapt Greco-Roman myths of the catabasis, the heroic journey to the underworld. Covering a range of genres - including novels, comics, and children's culture, by authors such as Elena Ferrante, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, A.S. Byatt, Toni Morrison, and Anne Patchett - it  Read more...
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Fletcher, Judith.
Myths of the underworld in contemporary culture.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1059553214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Fletcher
ISBN: 9780191079801 0191079804 9780191821288 0191821284
OCLC Number: 1091625591
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 224 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Source texts --
The ghost of the father: spirits of the postmodern --
Engendering the haunted text --
The wanderer's descent: the underworlds of diaspora.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Judith Fletcher.

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Examining a range of contemporary fictional works that adapt Greco-Roman myths of the descent into the underworld, from novels and comics to children's culture, this volume reveals the ways in which  Read more...

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