Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004376908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Volume 2 of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents seven innovative articles on a diverse array of subjects. It will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.
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Poetry in Fragments

Studies on the Hesiodic Corpus and its Afterlife

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110537583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Next to the Theogony and the Works and Days stands an entire corpus of fragmentary works attributed to the Boeotian poet Hesiod that has during the last thirty years attracted growing scholarly interest. Whereas other studies have concentrated either on the interpretation of the best preserved work of this corpus, the Catalogue of Women, or have offered detailed commentaries, this volume aims at bringing together studies focusing on generic and contextual factors pertaining to the various works of the Hesiodic corpus, the Catalogue of Women included, and the corpus' afterlife in Rome and Byzantium.
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The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives

Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Author: Jonathan L. Ready

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198802552

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia investigates both the construction of the Homeric simile and the performance of Homeric poetry from neglected comparative perspectives, offering a revealing exploration of what made the epics such powerful examples of verbal artistry. Divided into two parts, the volume first considers similes in five modern oral poetries-Rajasthani epic, South Sumatran epic, Kyrgyz epic, Bosniac epic, and Najdi lyric poems from Saudi Arabia-and studies successful performances by still other verbal artists, such as Egyptian singers of epic, Turkish minstrels, and Chinese storytellers. In applying these findings to the Homeric epics, the second part presents a new take on how the Homeric poets put together their similes and alters our understanding of how the poets displayed their competence as performers of verbal art and interacted with their poetic peers and predecessors. Engaging intensively with a diverse array of scholarship from outside the field of classical studies, from folkloristics to cognitive linguistics, this truly interdisciplinary volume transforms how we view not only a central feature of Homeric poetry but also the very nature of Homeric performance.
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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2003

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740726910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 912

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Offers the critic's reviews from January 2000 through mid-June 2002 on more than 600 movies, in a volume complemented by interviews and the author's essay of the year. Original. for the Movie Answer Man," and more. Original.
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Goethe Yearbook

Author: Simon Richter,Daniel Purdy,Martha Helfer

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133144

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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New, interdisciplinary essays on an array of topics ranging from Goethe and mineralogy to theories of masculinity around 1800.
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The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Volume 7: Special section, Updating Shakespeare

Author: Professor Graham Bradshaw,Professor Tetsuo Kishi,Professor Tom Bishop

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140948954X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In this issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, the special section surveys various means of 'Updating Shakespeare'. The section treats a variety of attempts and strategies, including by artists in Japan, China and Brazil, to adapt Shakespeare's works into local and present circumstances. The guest editor for the section is Tetsuo Kishi, Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Kyoto, co-author of Shakespeare in Japan (2006). The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Poland, Japan and Brazil. In addition to the section on 'Updating', essays in this volume treat Shakespeare's poems, his narrative strategies, his relation to ideas such as tolerance and representation, and the afterlives of his work in writers such as Gay, Slowacki and Becket, and in theatrical relics.
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Goethe Yearbook

Author: Thomas P. Saine

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571130204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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A publication of the Goethe Society of North America, carrying Goethe criticism (and studies of his contemporaries); extensive book review section.
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