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  • ISBN: 9781429837378
  • ISBN: 1429837373
  • Physical Description: 300 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Salem Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: CONTENTS: About this Volume -- Bernard Schweizer ; On the Hero's Quest -- Robert A. Segal / CRITICAL CONTEXTS: Theories of Myth -- Robert A. Segal ; Wolfram's Parzival Considered through a Kierkegaardian Lens -- Eric Ziolkowski / Romancing the Quest: Quest Narratives in Changing Contexts -- Jeremy M. Downes / Modernist Quests: Heart of Darkness and The Man Who Died -- Michael Bell / CRITICAL READINGS: Quests for Immortality and Identity: The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey -- Katherine C. King ; Virgil's The Aeneid and the Ambivalence of Aeneas's Heroic Quest -- Eric Sandberg ; The Hero's Quest in Beowulf -- James B. Kelley ; The Chivalric Quest: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- Anthony Adams ; Dante's Quest and the Sublimation of Heroic Combat in The Divine Comedy -- Matthew Bolton ; The Bildungsroman as Quest Narrative: Great Expectations and Jane Eyre -- Victoria Williams ; Varied and Conflicting Quests in Melville's Moby-Dick: The Nine "Gams" -- Robert C. Evans ; One for all: The Fantasy Quest in The Hobbit, The Wizard of Oz, and His Dark Materials -- Stephen W. Potts ; Chatwin's Postmodern Quest: In Patagonia -- Simon Cooke / RESOURCES: Additional Works on the Hero's Quest ; Bibliography ; About the Volume Editors ; Contributors ; Index.
Summary, etc.: This volume in the Critical Insights series addresses the theme of the hero's quest in literature through a diverse set of texts and through multiple methodologies.--Publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Heroes in literature
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