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Title The hero's quest / editors, Bernard Schweizer, Robert Segal.

Publication Info. Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages).
Series Critical insights
Critical insights.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents On the hero's quest / Robert A. Segal -- Critical contexts. Theories of myth / Robert A. Segal -- Wolfram's Parzival considered through a Kierkegaardian lens / Eric Ziolkowski -- Romancing the quest: quest narratives in changing contexts / Jeremy M. Downes -- Modernist quests: Heart of darkness and The man who died / Michael Bell -- Critical readings. Quests for immortality and identity: The epic of Gilgamesh and The odyssey / Katherine C. King -- Virgil's The aeneid and the ambivalence of Aeneas's heroic quest / Eric Sandberg -- The hero's quest in Beowulf / James B. Kelley -- The chivalric quest: Sir Gawain and the green knight / Anthony Adams -- Dante's quest and the sublimation of heroic combat in The divine comedy / Matthew Bolton -- The bildungsroman as quest narrative: Great expectations and Jane Eyre / Victoria Williams -- Varied and conflicting quests in Melville's Moby-Dick: the nine "gams" / Robert C. Evans -- One for all: the fantasy quest in The hobbit, The wizard of Oz, and His dark materials / Stephen W. Potts -- Chatwin's postmodern quest: In Patagonia / Simon Cooke -- Resources. Additional works on the hero's quest -- Bibliography.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book provides readers with a series of essays that address the theme of the hero's quest in literature through a diverse set of texts and through multiple methodologies. The essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts containing the theme.
Subject Heroes in literature.
Quests (Expeditions) in literature.
Epic literature -- History and criticism.
Epic literature. (OCoLC)fst00913695
Heroes in literature. (OCoLC)fst00955583
Quests (Expeditions) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01085709
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Schweizer, Bernard, 1962-
Segal, Robert Alan.
Other Form: Print version: Hero's quest. Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, ©2013 9781429837378 (DLC) 2012017995 (OCoLC)777600656
ISBN 9781429837859 (electronic bk.)
1429837853 (electronic bk.)
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