Homer In The Twentieth Century

Author: Barbara Graziosi
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199298262
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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 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.
Homer in the Twentieth Century
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Barbara Graziosi, Emily Greenwood
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Homer in the Twentieth Century
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Barbara Graziosi, Emily Greenwood
Categories: Homer
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

Exploring the crucial place of Homer in the cultural landscape of the 20th century, these essays contributes to 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's Daughters
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Fiona Cox, Elena Theodorakopoulos
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Beginning in 1914 with the First World War, it charts this understudied strand of the history of Homeric reception over
Homer: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Barbara Graziosi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Homer's mythological tales of war and homecoming,the Iliad and the Odyssey, are widely considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of western literature. Yet their author, 'the greatest poet that ever lived' is something of a mystery. By the 6th century BCE, Homer had already
Homer
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Barbara Graziosi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Homer's mythological tales of war and homecoming, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are considered to be two of the most influential works in the history of Western literature. Yet their author, 'the greatest poet that ever lived' is something of a mystery. By the 6th century BCE, Homer had already