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Title: Epic and Mock-Epic in England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1981
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Epic poetry, always associated in the mind of Western man with the two Homeric poems, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey', is both reckoned as the oldest and also ranked highest of the Greek literary types (being the first listed in Aristotle's 'On the Art of Poetry', chap, 1). It is still largely through the 'Poetics', or, 'On the Art of Poetry', that the main poetic 'kinds' are distinguished through all European literatures as Tragedy and Comedy, Epic and Lyric. Aristotle's generic names are today in constant use and their original meanings must be considered in the critical judgement of much later works and also of that of later kinds unknown to Aristotle, such as the medieval verse Romance, - even if only to point the difference in their newer form and character.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 0858344068
Field of Research (FOR): 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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