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Virgil and Joyce : Nationalism and Imperialism in the Aeneid and Ulysses (Hardcover) (Randall J.

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James Joyce’s Ulysses is a modern version of Homer’s Odyssey, but Joyce—who was a better scholar of Latin than of Greek—also was deeply influenced by theAeneid, Virgil’s epic poem about the journey of Aeneas and the foundation of Rome.            Joyce wrote Ulysses during the Irish War of Independence, when militants, politicians, and intellectuals were attempting to create a new Irish nation. Virgil wrote theAeneid when, in the wake of decades of civil war, Augustus was founding what we now call the Roman Empire. Randall Pogorzelski applies modern theories of nationalism, intertextuality, and reception studies to illuminate how both writers confronted issues of nationalism, colonialism, political violence, and freedom during times of crisis.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Rome
Series Title: Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Author: Randall J. Pogorzelski
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 51350459
UPC: 9780299308001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-4775

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