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The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction Catherine Morley

The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

Catherine Morley

Published September 23rd 2008
ISBN : 9780203889534
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218 pages
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This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations, and describesMoreThis volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations, and describes how this tradition has impacted upon contemporary American writing.