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The Cambridge Companion To The Epic

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In very good condition. Clean, bright and tightly bound with only minimal signs of shelfwear to corners. A damaged stamp has been placed on the title page in red ink but the book shows no signs of damage! Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.

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Author(s):
Bates, Catherine (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo 8"-10" Tall
Edition:
First Edition 2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521707366
ISBN-13:
9780521707367
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Companion To The Epic

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In very good condition. Clean, bright and tightly bound with only minimal signs of shelfwear to corners. A damaged stamp has been placed on the title page in red ink but the book shows no signs of damage! Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.

Author(s):
Bates, Catherine (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo 8"-10" Tall
Edition:
First Edition 2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521707366
ISBN-13:
9780521707367
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Companion To The Epic

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