Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2005

176 Pages

ISBN: 9780748615889

Bookseller Code (06)

Speaking With the Dead

Explorations in Literature and History

Jürgen Pieters

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Offers a broad survey (a combination of classical literature, Renaissance literature and modern theory and history)
  • Issues a plea for the importance of reading literary texts and the power of literature
  • Discusses key figues from the Western canon - Homer, Virgil, Dante, Machiavelli - in light of the idea that we can learn from the past by talking to 'the dead'
  • Combines theoretical discussions of the relationsip between literature and history with close reading of works by major literary authors and historians.

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