New PDF release: A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

By Irene J. F. de Jong

ISBN-10: 0521464781

ISBN-13: 9780521464789

ISBN-10: 0521468442

ISBN-13: 9780521468442

while conventional commentaries are usually entire and micro-textual, this narratological statement, first released in 2001, specializes in one element of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and can pay lavish realization to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing at the options of contemporary narratology in addition to the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the function of narrator and narratees, equipment of characterization and outline, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. complete realization can also be given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. eventually, the varied subject matters and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the solidarity of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even supposing Homer's terrific narrative paintings has regularly been trendy, this observation goals to put naked the suggestions chargeable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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