Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 1. April 2021
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 352 Seiten
978-0-19-885297-1 (ISBN)
By examining an eclectic range of creative works, spanning the century following the Armistice of 1918, Imagining Ithaca presents a narrative of imaginings and experiences, simple and complex, relating to home, longings for home and things absent, homecoming and exile.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 224 mm
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  • Breite: 145 mm
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  • Dicke: 24 mm
  • 598 gr
978-0-19-885297-1 (9780198852971)
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Kathleen Riley completed a DPhil in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford where she later held a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Now a full-time writer, she specializes in classical reception, biography, and theatre history. She is the author of Nigel Hawthorne on Stage and The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness. She is also co-editor of Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity and, most recently, a contributor to Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses. Her book The Astaires: Fred and Adele has been optioned for a feature film currently in development.
Introduction: Home from Homer
Part I: 'Like strangers in those landscapes of our youth': War and impossible nostos
1: Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier (1918)
2: Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
3: William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1945)
4: David Malouf's Fly Away Peter (1982)
Part II: 'A deep yearning for a return to the source': Rewriting Homer
5: John Ford's The Long Voyage Home (1940)
6: Njabulo Ndebele's The Cry of Winnie Mandela (2003)
7: Tamar Yellin's 'Return to Zion' (2006)
Part III: 'One is always at home in one's past': The nostalgia of exile
8: Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory (1951)
9: Doris Lessing's Going Home (1957) and Under My Skin (1994)
10: Alan Bennett's The Old Country (1977) and An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Part IV: 'Across a strange country to their homeland': Nostos and the displaced spirit
11: Carson McCullers's, 'Look Homeward, Americans' (1940)
12: Doris Pilkington Garimara's Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (1996)
13: Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011)
Part V: 'In the place called Adulthood there's precious few golden afternoons': Returning to the place called Childhood
14: George Orwell's Coming Up for Air (1939)
15: John Van Druten's The Widening Circle (1957)
16: John Logan's Peter and Alice (2013)
Part VI: 'All sons are Telemachus figures': Voyages round the father
17: Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys: Granada to Salamanca (1999)
18: Seamus Heaney's Seeing Things (1991), District and Circle (2006), and Human Chain (2010)
19: Daniel Mendelsohn's An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic (2017)

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