Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood (Hardback)Laurie Maguire (author)
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 09/04/2009
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Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millenniaFeatures a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, ShakespeareIncludes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwrightExplores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate herConsiders the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 582 g
Dimensions: 240 x 166 x 21 mm
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