Homer, Updated Edition

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009
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Homer, the legendary Greek poet, is often credited with having created The Iliad and The Odyssey. Scholars debate whether or not such a figure actually existed, yet what remains certain is the importance of these two works as foundational te
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Special Abilities
11
Iliad 248487 and Odyssey 848791 as Models of Archaic Narrative
39
Hexameter Progression and the Homeric Heros Solitary State
81
Epic as Genre
103
The Homeric Transformation of Bardic Poetry
121
Helens Verbal Guises in Homeric Epic
149
Homer as a Foundation Text
169
The Space of Homilia and Its Signs in the Iliad and the Odyssey
189
Chronology
205
Contributors
207
Bibliography
209
Acknowledgments
213
Index
215
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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