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Bloom's how to write about Homer /
Jamey Hecht ; introduction by Harold Bloom.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2011.
viii, 236 p.
9781604137163 (hardcover)
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New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2011.
9781604137163 (hardcover)
contents note
Series introduction -- Volume introduction -- How to write a good essay -- How to write about Homer -- Iliad I-II: the quarrel, the dream, and the catalog of ships -- Iliad III-IX, X: before the central ninth day -- Iliad XI-XVIII: the central ninth day -- Iliad XVI: the patrokleia -- Iliad XVIII-XXIV: the greater wrath and priam's mission -- Odyssey 1-4: the telemachy -- Odyssey 5: calypso and 6-8: the phaeacians -- Odyssey 9-12: the wanderings -- Odyssey 13-15: the return to ithaca -- Odyssey 16-24: the final books.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jamey Hecht is the author of Plato's Symposium: Eros and the Human Predicament (Twayne, 1999), Sophocles' Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the Tyrant Oedipus at Colonus (Wordsworth Editions, 2004), and Limousine, Midnight Blue: Fifty Frames from the Zapruder Film, an elegy for President Kennedy (Red Hen Press, 2009). Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and the author of more than 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), The Anxiety of Influence (1973), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), How to Read and Why (2000), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In 1999, Professor Bloom received the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for criticism.
First Chapter
Homer, the legendary Greek poet with the mysterious identity, is credited for the creation of the epic works The Iliad and The Odyssey, two of the foundational texts of Western literature. Through his transformative effect on epic and bardic poetry as well as his narrative technique and use of language and meter, Homer left an indelible mark on the literary canon. Bloom's How to Write about Homer gives students the guidance they need to compose effective essays on Homer and his works. This new offering includes sample paper topics and an introduction from esteemed critic Harold Bloom.
Main Description
Whether an individual or a group of bards, the legendary Greek poet known as Homer produced two of the foundational texts of Western literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey. These works, praised by critic Matthew Arnold for their rapid pacing and clarity of thought and expression, left an indelible mark on the canon. Harold Bloom, in his introduction, states that Homer defines epic, ômaking possible Dante, Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy.ö
Table of Contents
Series Introductionp. v
Volume Introductionp. vi
How to Write a Good Essayp. 1
How to Write about Homerp. 43
The Quarrel, the Dream, and the Catalog of Shipsp. 61
Before the Central Ninth Dayp. 83
The Central Ninth Dayp. 101
The Patrokleiap. 119
The Greater Wrath and Priam's Missionp. 134
The Telemachyp. 146
Calypso and 6-8: The Phaeaciansp. 162
The Wanderingsp. 178
The Return to Ithacap. 195
The Final Booksp. 212
Indexp. 225
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