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Published: 20 August 2019

176 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198814016

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Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature

Critical Encounters and Nostalgic Returns

Carol Dougherty

Classical Presences

  • Produces new readings of Homer's Odyssey together with a selection of contemporary novels, including Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Toni Morrison's Home
  • Brings contemporary work in improvisation studies to bear upon classical reception, offering a new theoretical model for ways in which classical and contemporary texts can be read together
  • Highlights continuities between the ancient and contemporary world through a comparative approach to the enduring themes of mobility and domesticity, and travel and home