Development of the Poetic Epic: Classic, Comic, Cyclic, Romantic, Satanic an Invited Lecture at the University of Toronto

Author: Richardson, Herbert W.
Year:2016
Pages:80
ISBN:978-1-4955-0495-2
Price:139.95
This author argues that there is an intrinsic development in the western epic from the Greek problematic origins into its medieval, renaissance, and modern forms.He concludes by arguing that Wagner's music dramas explode beyond western epic themes.

Table of Contents

I. THE PREMODERN CLASSIC EPICS
Oedipus, Oresteia, Iliad, Odyssey, Beowulf, Dante
II.THE MODERN FAUST EPIC
Shakespeare, Calvin, Milton, Goethe, Coleridge, Mann
III.THE ROMANTIC EPIC
Joan of Arc, Cervantes, Bunyan, Emerson, Whitman
IV. CONFLICT OF EPICS: The Epic of Civil Disobedience
Gandhi, Thoreau, King
V.EPICS OF REINCARNATION
Wagner, Hesse, Jesus
VI.EPICS FOR FURTHER READING
Mabinogion, Huck Finn, Cather, August Wilson