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Epic poetry

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  • The Epicby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    In this volume, Bloom writes on the ancient works of Homer through more modern epics such as Hart Crane's The Bridge. more...

  • From Many Gods to Oneby Tobias Gregory

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of Homer and Virgil—indeed, quarrels within the family of Olympian gods are essential to the narrative structure of those poems—yet poets of... more...

  • Rückkehr des Autorsby Fotis Jannidis; Simone Winko; Gerhard Lauer; Matias Martinez

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Theoretical debate has declared the author obsolete. In practice, however, certain usages of the author concept are repeatedly demonstrated as being legitimate. This discrepancy suggests that theoretical reflection on the author fails to do justice to central forms of the scholarly approach to literature. The articles in this volume take both systematic... more...

  • Ancient Epicby Katherine Callen King

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.95

    Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey , Vergil's Aeneid , Ovid's Metamorphoses , and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica . Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical... more...

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