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The Resource The making of the Odyssey, M.L. West

The making of the Odyssey, M.L. West

Label
The making of the Odyssey
Title
The making of the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
M.L. West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The poet of the Odyssey was a seriously flawed genius. He had a wonderfully inventive imagination, a gift for pictorial detail and for introducing naturalistic elements into epic dialogue, and a grand architectural plan for the poem. He was also a slapdash artist, often copying verses from the Iliad or from himself without close attention to their suitability. With various possible ways of telling the story bubbling up in his mind, he creates a narrative marked by constant inconsistency of detail. He is a fluent composer who delights in prolonging his tale with subsidiary episodes, yet his deployment of the epic language is often inept and sometimes simply unintelligible. This book is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey. Martin West places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the Iliad and other poetry of the time. He also investigates the traditions that lie behind it: the origins of the figure of Odysseus, and folk tales such as those of the One-eyed ogre and the Husband's return
Cataloging source
YDX
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1937-2015,
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West, M. L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Technique
Label
The making of the Odyssey, M.L. West
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resourceful Odysseus -- The Odyssey in context -- The poet and his art -- The poem in the making -- Proof of the pudding
Control code
986604648
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
viii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780198810193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986604648
Label
The making of the Odyssey, M.L. West
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resourceful Odysseus -- The Odyssey in context -- The poet and his art -- The poem in the making -- Proof of the pudding
Control code
986604648
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
viii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780198810193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986604648

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