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Epic, Paperback / softback Book

Epic Paperback / softback

Part of the The New Critical Idiom series


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 Tolkientexts 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780415587396

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