Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel

eBook - 2012
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This bilingual work aims to identify and explain the subversive rewriting of ancient, medieval and modern myths in contemporary novels. The book opens with two theoretical essays on the subject of subversive tendencies and myth reinvention in the contemporary novel. From there, it moves on to the analysis of essential texts. Firstly, classical myths in authors such as Andrâe Gide, Thomas Pynchon, Julio Cortâazar, Italo Calvino or Christa Wolf (for instance Theseus, Oedipus or Medea) are discus ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781443838153
1443838152
1443837466
9781443837460
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 523 pages) : illustrations

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