Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon [NOOK Book]

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This collection of essays explores the crucial place of Homer in the shifting cultural landscape of the twentieth century. It argues that Homer was viewed both as the founding father of the Western literary canon and as sharing important features with poems, performances, and traditions which were often deemed neither literary nor Western: the epics of Yugoslavia and sub-Saharan Africa, the keening performances of Irish women, the spontaneous inventiveness of the Blues. The book...
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Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

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Overview

This collection of essays explores the crucial place of Homer in the shifting cultural landscape of the twentieth century. It argues that Homer was viewed both as the founding father of the Western literary canon and as sharing important features with poems, performances, and traditions which were often deemed neither literary nor Western: the epics of Yugoslavia and sub-Saharan Africa, the keening performances of Irish women, the spontaneous inventiveness of the Blues. The book
contributes to current debates about the nature of the Western literary canon, the evolving notion of world literature, the relationship between orality and the written word, and the dialogue between texts across time and space. Homer in the Twentieth Century contends that the Homeric poems play an
important role in shaping those debates and, conversely, that the experiences of the twentieth century open new avenues for the interpretation of Homer's much-travelled texts.
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"This fine collection of essays...covers important elements of the reception of Homer in the twentieth century in text and film.... The Editors have brought together a number of strong essays and made a genuine contribution to the study of Homer."—Phiroze Vasunia, The Classical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191615467
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 6/7/2007
  • Series: Classical Presences
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Graziosi is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Durham University. Emily Greenwood is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature at the University of St Andrews.

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     x
List of Contributors     xi
Introduction   Barbara Graziosi   Emily Greenwood     1
Placing Homer in the Twentieth Century
Homer after Parry: Tradition, Reception, and the Timeless Text   Johannes Haubold     27
Singing across the Faultlines: Cultural Shifts in Twentieth-Century Receptions of Homer   Lorna Hardwick     47
Scholarship and Fiction
Homer among the Irish: Yeats, Synge, Thomson, and Parry   Richard Martin     75
Homer and Joyce: The Case of Nausicaa   Stephen Minta     92
Homer in Albania: Oral Epic and the Geography of Literature   Barbara Graziosi     120
Distance and Form
Logue's Tele-Vision: Reading Homer from a Distance   Emily Greenwood     145
Some Assimilations of the Homeric Simile in Later Twentieth-Century Poetry   Oliver Taplin     177
'Homecomings without Home': Representations of (Post)colonial nostos (Homecoming) in the Lyric of Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott   Gregson Davis     191
Theo Angelopoulos in the Underworld   Francoise Letoublon     210
Politics and Interpretation
Homer in the Greek Civil War (1946-1949)   David Ricks     231
Naked and O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Politicsand Poetics of Epic Cinema   Simon Goldhill     245
An American Homer for the Twentieth Century   Seth L. Schein     268
Bibliography     286
Indexes     313
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