Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 (Bloomsbury by Justine McConnell,Edith Hall

By Justine McConnell,Edith Hall

Ancient Greek fantasy in global Fiction since 1989 explores the varied ways in which modern international fiction has engaged with old Greek fantasy. no matter if as a framing gadget, or a filter out, or through resonances and parallels, Greek delusion has confirmed fruitful for lots of writers of fiction because the finish of the chilly warfare. This quantity examines the numerous ways in which writers from around the globe have grew to become to classical antiquity to articulate their very own modern concerns.

Featuring contributions by way of a global staff of students from a couple of disciplines, the quantity deals a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary method of modern literature from worldwide. Analysing quite a number major authors and works, now not often introduced jointly in a single position, the ebook introduces readers to a few less-familiar fiction, whereas demonstrating the primary position that classical literature can declare within the international literary curriculum of the 3rd millennium. the fashionable fiction lined is as diversified because the acclaimed North American tv sequence The Wire, modern Arab fiction, the japanese novels of Haruki Murakami and the works of recent Zealand's ideal Maori author, Witi Ihimaera.

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