New PDF release: A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

By Irene J. F. de Jong

while conventional commentaries are usually entire and micro-textual, this narratological remark, first released in 2001, makes a speciality of one point of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and will pay lavish realization to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing at the strategies of contemporary narratology in addition to the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the position of narrator and narratees, tools of characterization and outline, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. complete cognizance is usually given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. eventually, the various subject matters and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the cohesion of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even supposing Homer's exceptional narrative artwork has continuously been famous, this remark goals to put naked the innovations accountable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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