9780415587396

Epic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415587396

  • ISBN10:

    0415587395

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 3/12/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Paul Innes offers a clear introduction to what is often a complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary epic and pointing towards the future, this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott and Tolkien texts from poems, novels, children#xE2;#xAC;"s literature, tv, theatre and film themes and motifs such as romance, tragedy, religion, journeys and the supernatural. Taking a global perspective and addressing epic far beyond the English language, this handy book takes you on a fascinating guided tour through the epic.

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