The Resource The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey, Edith Hall

The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey, Edith Hall

Label
The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey
Title
The return of Ulysses
Title remainder
a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Edith Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The travels and travails of Homer's resourceful hero have thrilled countless generations of listeners and readers, who for almost three millennia have breathlessly followed his voyage home from Troy to Ithaca. Edith Hall explains our enduring fascination with this epic in terms of its extraordinary openness to adaptation and reinterpretation. Not only has the narrative been read to reflect a wide range of intellectual and aesthetic agendas, but it has been perhaps uniquely fertile in generating new artistic forms. Creative responses to the Odyssey have included the tragedies of classical Athens and the burlesque of Aristophanes as well as more recent genres such as travelogue, science fiction, the novel, opera, film, children's books, and detective stories. Hall traces fifteen key themes in the Odyssey to illuminate the innumerable ways it has affected the cultural imagination.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Edith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4167.A2
LC item number
H35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Homère
  • Homère
  • Homerus
  • Odysseus
  • Homer; Odysseia
  • Homer
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
  • Odyssea (Homerus)
  • Ulysse (Mythologie grecque)
  • Rezeption
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Label
The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey, Edith Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-279) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Generic mutations. -- Embarkation -- Turning phrases -- Shape-shifting -- Telling tales -- Singing songs -- pt. 2. World and society. -- Facing frontiers -- Colonial conflict -- Rites of man -- Women's work -- Class consciousness -- pt. 3. Mind and psyche. -- Brain power -- Exile from Ithaca -- Blood bath -- Sex and sexuality -- Dialogue with death
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 296 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780801888694
Lccn
2007942538
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183263953
  • (OCoLC)ocn183263953
Label
The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey, Edith Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-279) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Generic mutations. -- Embarkation -- Turning phrases -- Shape-shifting -- Telling tales -- Singing songs -- pt. 2. World and society. -- Facing frontiers -- Colonial conflict -- Rites of man -- Women's work -- Class consciousness -- pt. 3. Mind and psyche. -- Brain power -- Exile from Ithaca -- Blood bath -- Sex and sexuality -- Dialogue with death
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 296 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780801888694
Lccn
2007942538
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)183263953
  • (OCoLC)ocn183263953

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