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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michelle Zerba This essay reads Homer's Odyssey alongside several poems by the Greek-Alexandrian writer C.P. Cavafy who, although widely removed from the epic in time, shares a common geographical imaginary located in the Mediterranean and explores questions of cultural identity, memory, and gender...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nicoletta Pireddu Within the context of the divisive intellectual debate on the cultural legacy of ancient Greece in the development of Europeanness, this essay focuses on three contemporary writers—Magris, Kundera, and Schmitt—who engage with a seminal European humanistic text, Homer's Odyssey...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by itinerant rhapsodes, who variously selected, arranged, and circulated the Homeric epics in ancient Greece, and extending well into the twenty-first century, in the self-conscious invocations of the Odyssey by filmmakers such as the Coen Brothers and Richard Linklater. Crowdsourcing, the unruly and never...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
...: The Journey Home . Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2014 . Print . Graziosi Barbara Greenwood Emily , eds. Homer in the Twentieth Century . New York : Oxford UP , 2007 . Print . Monro D.B. Allen T.W. , eds. Odyssey, Homeri Opera . Vol. 3 . Oxford : Clarendon P , 1917–20...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the “return” as a figure of modernity's self-overcoming. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 orality-literacy ethnography conservatism Third Republic France Homer's Odyssey Works Cited Austin Norman . Archery at the Dark of the Moon . Berkeley : U of California P , 1975 . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
...David Quint Abstract Contrary to the views of Hegelian critics, epic from its Homeric beginnings has projected a future time and future readers beyond its narrative frame. The genre does not close itself off in a heroic past. The episode of the Phaeacian banquet in the Odyssey places a utopian...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 23–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
... los Amores de Teágenes y Cariclea Traducida en Romance por Fernando de Mena . 1587. Ed. Francisco López Estrada. Madrid: Aldus S.A., 1954 . Homer. The Odyssey of Homer . Trans. Richmond Lattimore. New York: Harper and Row, 1967 . Leo, Ullrich. Angelica e i “Migliori plettri”: Appunti allo...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that “At the root of Borges’ skepticism about Joyce’s achievement . . . is his revulsion from what he sees as failures of impersonality” (60). SYNECDOCHE AND LITERARY PARASITISM / 145 but irrelevant points of congruence between Joyce’s Ulysses and Homer’s Odyssey continue...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 333–344.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and François Raffoul engage Jean-Luc Nancy September 21, 2014 Adelaide Russo:  First of all, could you share your thoughts with us about the role that Homer’s Odyssey plays in your literary imagination? Are there characters that especially inspire you (Odysseus, Penelope...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Ours Once More: Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece . Austin : U of Texas P , 1982 . Print . Homer . The Odyssey (Ομήρου Οδύσσεια) : Books I-XII . Vol. 1 . Ed. Stanford W.B. . New York : St. Martins Press , 1959 . 2 vols. Print . Jakobson Roman...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 312–327.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Ansatz.” New Literary History 16 ( 1985 ): 627 -31. Homer. The Iliad of Homer . Trans. Richmond Lattimore. 1951. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961 . ____. The Odyssey of Homer . Trans. Richmond Lattimore. 1965. New York: HarperPerennial, 1999 . ____. Opera. Ed. Thomas Allen...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
...), or should I slaughter the suitors for my wife because they have TOLSTOY & HOMER/285 violated the rules of hospitality (as in The Odyssey). At the level of gender these and other values are concretized between, on the one hand, a patriarchal, male...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 306–325.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., particularly in the Caribbean context. This seminal text reveals much about the ways in which myth is continually present within the sea. Ostensibly a poem that draws heavily on readings of Homer, Omeros is central to a discussion of Walcott’s interaction with myth at sea. Set on Saint Lucia, the poem...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
... tradition, the Homeric epics, involve forms of doubt that develop along the lines of what would later become the genres of comedy and tragedy. If we take these genres as orientations in the struc- turing of experience, what would comic and tragic modalities of doubt look like? Consider the Odyssey...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
... nineteenth-century predecessor, Manuel Milá y Fontanals, and with his successors, discussed below, the generally short romances were once part of longer popular epic poems, like Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey in the ancient world, or like El Cid in the peninsular context. Audiences remembered and repeated...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “foreground,” an absolute present devoid of suspense (7). Yet Auerbach is careful to point out that this style is a feature of the Odyssey, but not necessarily of epic itself: Both Schiller and Goethe raise Homer’s procedure to the law of epic poetry in general, and Schil- ler’s words quoted above...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (2): 130–163.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., and even some tragedies, all in hexameter. He also translated both the Iliad and the Odyssey (apparently from the Latin), as well as the Argonautica, in the same meter (Homers Werke, 2 vols., 1778). Bodmer’s Homer translations were speedily followed, and eclipsed, by the more authentic ones of Friedrich...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . “ Close but not Deep: Literary Ethics and the Descriptive Turn .” NLH , vol. 41 , no. 2 , 2010 , pp. 371 – 91 . Minchin Elizabeth . Homer and the Resources of Memory: Some Applications of Cognitive Theory to the Iliad and the Odyssey . Oxford UP , 2001 . Orestano Francesca...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., back to Homer’s Odyssey, whom Virgil very closely echoes (see Fal- coner; Orpheus 91–107). Here, Aeneas tries to embrace his father three times: ter conatus ibi collo dare bracchia circum, ter frustra comprensa manus effugit imago, par...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and tests of human endurance,” particularly in such Western canonical texts as the Odyssey , Moby Dick, Or The Whale , and The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe ( Foulke, Sea Voyage 26 ). From the time of Homer’s Odyssey the sea has provided a narrative landscape of extremes, allowing authors...