Epic

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Abstract

This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples 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's literature, tv, theatre and film themes and motifs such as romance, tragedy, religion, journeys and the supernatural. Offering new directions for the future and addressing the place of epic in both English-language texts and World Literature, this handy book takes you on a fascinating guided tour through the epic.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages181
ISBN (Electronic)9781136158537
ISBN (Print)9780415587389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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