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The Resource The unknown Odysseus : alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey, Thomas Van Nortwick

The unknown Odysseus : alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey, Thomas Van Nortwick

Label
The unknown Odysseus : alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey
Title
The unknown Odysseus
Title remainder
alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Van Nortwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Unknown Odysseus is a study of how Homer creates two versions of his hero, one who is the triumphant protagonist of the revenge plot and another, more subversive, anonymous figure whose various personae exemplify an entirely different set of assumptions about the world through which each hero moves and about the shape and meaning of human life. Separating the two perspectives allows us to see more clearly how the poem's dual focus can begin to explain some of the notorious difficulties readers have encountered in thinking about the Odyssey. In The Unknown Odysseus, Thomas Van Nortwick offers the most complete exploration to date of the implications of Odysseus' divided nature, showing how it allows Homer to explore the riddles of human identity in a profound way that is not usually recognized by studies focusing on only one "real" hero in the narrative. This new perspective on the epic enriches the world of the poem in a way that will interest both general readers and classical scholars."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Nortwick, Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature
Label
The unknown Odysseus : alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey, Thomas Van Nortwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Odysseus : The hero emerges ; Odysseus at work -- The unmaking of Odysseus : Subversive anonymity ; Constructed lives -- The ward of Hermes : Odysseus as trickster -- Sleepers awake : the return of the beggar
Control code
ocn643805518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612591501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 259150
  • 22573/ctt1d3kqd1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643805518
Label
The unknown Odysseus : alternate worlds in Homer's Odyssey, Thomas Van Nortwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of Odysseus : The hero emerges ; Odysseus at work -- The unmaking of Odysseus : Subversive anonymity ; Constructed lives -- The ward of Hermes : Odysseus as trickster -- Sleepers awake : the return of the beggar
Control code
ocn643805518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612591501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 259150
  • 22573/ctt1d3kqd1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)643805518

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