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The central image of Homer’s great epic story of the wrath of Achilles,” Atchity writes in his Introduction to this brilliant new study of the poem’s structure, is the invulnerable shield made for the poem’s hero at the Olympian forge of Hephaistos.” Atchity’s subsequent revelation of the imagery as the guiding aesthetic provides a complete interpretation of the Iliad from the viewpoint of image and theme.
The major portion of Atchity’s new interpretation is devoted to a comparison of the characters of Helen and Achilles, around whom center, Atchity shows, galaxies” of characters and images that can be identified in orderly or disorderly terms, the relationship of which is the theme of the Iliad. In addition, Atchity pays particular attention to the poem’s presentation of the art of words, thus making clear the relationship of memory, cognition, and action in the epic tradition.
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Kenneth John Atchity is Assistant Professor of English and Literature at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.
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Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. (NB173 JUN8T6N) no dust jacket, yellow boards, front hinge damaged with webbing visible inside, light edge/point wear, light scuffing, no underlining or highlighting within, price stickers/price sticker residue. Seller Inventory # 0809308096
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. DJ has tear; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages. Seller Inventory # 3889
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition.......... US hardback first impression. Fair with a couple of very modest ex-library signs, in Good jacket with light rubbing to edges. Southern Illinois University Press 1978. Language: eng Language: eng ". Book. Seller Inventory # 17109948682
Book Description Southern Illinois Univ Pr, 1978. Condition: Used: Acceptable. ex library hardback with D/J, usual stamps/markings. 1978 publication by Southern Illinois University Press with 352pp. D/J scruffy/worn, page edges grubby. some pencil highlighting & a few dog ears. In fair overall condition. Ready for immediate despatch. 9E. Seller Inventory # SFL1-06A05
Book Description Southern Illinois University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Light foxing to top of textblock else book is fine. Light rubbing and a few small chips to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Literary Structures; 368 pages. Seller Inventory # 18699
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Book Description Carbondale & Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press/ London & Amsterdam: Feffer & Simons, 1978., 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. xv, 352 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped). Seller Inventory # 15645
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