Structure, Narration, and Meaning
Though centrally concerned with the form of Homer's rich and complex plot, Louden's study is not exclusively, or even primarily, formalistic. His investigation involves the study of characters' names, challenges faced by Odysseus, the structure of the poem, and roles assigned to the poem's female characters. Louden's comprehensive achievement gives the reader a fresh perspective on the role of divine hostility and the artistry of an epic survivor on his timeless journey home.
About the Author
"This book is an important and admirable study. Previous scholars have written on narrative patterns in the poem, but none so thoroughly as Bruce Louden. His scholarship is up-to-date and sound throughout and his writing lucid. A balanced and polished work."—Barry B. Powell, University of Wisconsin
"This book achieves its purpose. It has much to teach a variety of readers: specialists in Greek literature, advanced undergraduates, and general readers interested in epic poetry and the myth."—William G. Thalmann, University of Southern California
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