History of the Epic

Author(s): 
Johns-Putra, Adeline
ISBN: 
1403912122
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
288

The History of the Epic presents a history of the epic from the classical age to the present day. It deals not just with the well-know epics of antiquity and the Renaissance, but also pursues developments in more recent literature and film. Through close readings of canonical epic texts as well as some surprising selections, it offers an exploration of the changes that have taken place in the genre from Homer to Hollywood.