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The Return of Ulysses

A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey


Συγγραφέας: Hall Edith
Εκδότης: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780762357
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 322
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Return of Ulysses"

Whether they focus on the bewitching song of the Sirens, his cunning escape from the cave of the terrifying one-eyed Cyclops, or the vengeful slaying of the suitors of his beautiful wife Penelope, the stirring adventures of Ulysses/Odysseus are amongst the most durable in human culture. The picaresque return of the wandering pirate-king is one of the most popular texts of all time, crossing East-West divides and inspiring poets and fimmakers wordwide. But why, over three thousand years, has the Odyssey's appeal proved so remarkably resilient and longlasting? Edith Hall explains the enduring fascination of Homer's epic in terms of its extraordinary susceptibility to adaptation. Not only has the story reflected a myriad of different agendas, but - from the tragedies of classical Athens to modern detective fiction, film, travelogue and opera - it has seemed perhaps uniquely fertile in generating new artistic forms. Cultural texts as diverse as Joyce's Ulysses, Suzanne Vega's Calypso, Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, the Coen Brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou?, Daniel Vigne's Le Retour de Martin Guerre and Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain all show that Odysseus is truly a versatile hero. His travels across the wine-dark Aegean are journeys not just into the mind of one of the most brilliantly creative of all the ancient Greek writers. They are as much a voyage beyond the limits of a narrative which can plausibly lay claim to being the quintessential global phenomenon.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Hall Edith
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9781780762357
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/07/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 322
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 443 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 16 b/w illustrations in 8pp plate section

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