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Travel and home in Homer's Odyssey and contemporary literature. Critical encounters and nostalgic returns.

Author: Carol Dougherty
Publisher: Kettering : Oxford University Press 2019.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature brings Homer's Odyssey together with contemporary literary texts ranging from Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier to Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and Cormac McCarthy's The Road to produce new readings that reframe, reorient, and ultimately revise aspects of Homer's iconic story of travel and home. While some novels share with the0Odyssey a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Dougherty
ISBN: 9780198814016 0198814011
OCLC Number: 1109866854
Description: 176 pages
Contents: 0: Introduction: Critical Encounters1: "More Like Odysseus": Playing House in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient2: "An End to Housekeeping": Mobility and Domesticity in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping3: "It's Okay": Improvisational Housekeeping in Cormac McCarthy's The Road4: "This House is Different": Forgetting the Way Home in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier5: "Come Brother. Let s Go Home": Restorative Nostalgia in Toni Morrison's Home6: Conclusion: Nostalgic ReturnsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Carol Dougherty.

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Bringing the Odyssey together with contemporary literary texts, this volume offers new readings that reframe, reorient, and ultimately revise aspects of Homer's iconic story of travel and home,  Read more...

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I can imagine this eminently readable and thoughtprovoking book would be a useful teaching resource for Comparative/World Literature as well as Classics. * Naoko Yamagata, Classics for All *

 
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