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By Emily Greenwood

This selection of essays explores the an important position of Homer within the transferring cultural panorama of the 20 th century. It argues that Homer was once considered either because the founder of the Western literary canon and as sharing vital good points with poems, performances, and traditions which have been usually deemed neither literary nor Western: the epics of Yugoslavia and sub-Saharan Africa, the keening performances of Irish ladies, the spontaneous inventiveness of the
Blues. The e-book contributes to present debates concerning the nature of the Western literary canon, the evolving proposal of global literature, the connection among orality and the written observe, and the discussion among texts throughout time and house. Homer within the 20th Century contends that the Homeric
poems play a huge position in shaping these debates and, conversely, that the reports of the 20th century open new avenues for the translation of Homer's much-travelled texts.

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