The Reception of the Legend of Hero and Leander

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BRILL, May 27, 2019 - Literary Criticism - 424 pages
A study of the literary reception of the love-story of Hero and Leander and its popularity from classical times to the present in different genres, from epigram to epic, and including drama, opera, burlesques and modern experimental works.
 

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Contents

Constants and Questions
1
Chapter 2 The Classical World
24
the Middle Ages
46
the Renaissance and After
83
Chapter 5 Ballads Folk and Literary
138
Reflections in the Lyric
173
Chapter 7 The Challenge of Drama
204
Grillparzer and After
236
the Burlesques
272
Cantatas Operas and Musical Plays
307
Chapter 11 Modern Experiments
346
Chapter 12 Some Shallow Story of Deep Love?
364
Bibliography
375
Index
402
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