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Reading the "Odyssey"

Selected Interpretive Essays

Edited by Seth L. Schein
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 31st Dec 1995
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
Weight: 599g
ISBN-10: 0691044406
ISBN-13: 9780691044408
Barcode No: 9780691044408
This collection makes available critical work on the "Odyssey" produced since the 1940s. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the "Iliad", especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism.

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