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Shade of Homer A Study in Modern Greek Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0521604532

ISBN-13: 9780521604536

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Ricks

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In exploring the significance of Homer for the poetry of modern Greece - benign shade or looming shadow? - Dr Ricks is tackling a theme that has implications for the study of poetic influence in general. He takes the work of Sikelianos, Cavafy and Seferis and subjects a selection of poems to a careful scrutiny. These poems are not imitations of Homer but fresh engagements with Homeric themes, and comparison of the modern versions with the original is found to be illuminating for the poets methods of composition. Dr Ricks does not lose sight of the larger significance of his subject, and modern poets from outside Greece - Eliot and Pound, in particular - find their way into the discussion.…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.54" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.616

Introduction: Homer and the modern Greek poets
Homer in the New Greece: The Spirit and the Letter
Kalvos and Solomos
Archaism and kleftism
The Homeric inheritance
Greek romanticism comes of age
Beyond Homer
Modes of misquotation
Ancient days
Homer into history
Homer and the poetic vocation
Beyond the folk tradition
Spirit and letter in 'The King of Asine'
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