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The Resource Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland, Artemis Leontis

Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland, Artemis Leontis

Label
Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland
Title
Topographies of Hellenism
Title remainder
mapping the homeland
Statement of responsibility
Artemis Leontis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How do people map a homeland? How does the homeland define them?" "Focusing on the interrelations between culture and geography, Artemis Leontis illuminates the making of modern Greece. As she fashions a new approach to contemporary Greek literature, Leontis explores the transformation of Hellenism from a cultural ideal to a nation-state." "In Leontis's view, a homeland exists not when it has been inhabited, but after it has been mapped. The mapping of Hellenism, she maintains, has required that modern Greek writers reconstruct a topos, or place for Hellenism through their own national literature. Leontis compares literary topographies of Hellenism created by Greek poets, novelists, and intellectuals from the 1880s to the 1960s with those constructed by European travelers, diplomats, and scholars. In her discussion of both modern and ancient Greek texts, she reconsiders mainstream poetics in the light of a marginal national literature. Leontis examines in particular how the Nobel laureates George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis both incorporate ancient texts and use experimental techniques in their poetry." "Charting the constellation of factors that influence our sense of place, collective identity, and tradition, Leontis confronts questions central to current national struggles throughout the world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leontis, Artemis
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3071
LC item number
.L46 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Myth and poetics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Modern
  • Greek literature
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Geography, Ancient, in literature
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Hellenism
Label
Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland, Artemis Leontis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Translations and Transliteration
  • Introduction: Mapping the Territory.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Topological Approach.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Heterotopia: Visitors to the Culture of Ruins.
  • p. 40
  • 3.
  • Topos: From Revenant Nation to Transcendental Territory.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Entopia: Modernist Transpositions of the Native.
  • p. 103
  • 5.
  • Nostos: Hellenism's Suspended Homecoming.
  • p. 132
  • 6.
  • Cosmos: Modernist Poetics in a National Universe.
  • p. 172
  • Afterword: Changing Topographies.
  • p. 218
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 249
Control code
ocm31518343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 257 p.
Isbn
9780801430572
Lccn
94041498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Topographies of Hellenism : mapping the homeland, Artemis Leontis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Translations and Transliteration
  • Introduction: Mapping the Territory.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Topological Approach.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Heterotopia: Visitors to the Culture of Ruins.
  • p. 40
  • 3.
  • Topos: From Revenant Nation to Transcendental Territory.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Entopia: Modernist Transpositions of the Native.
  • p. 103
  • 5.
  • Nostos: Hellenism's Suspended Homecoming.
  • p. 132
  • 6.
  • Cosmos: Modernist Poetics in a National Universe.
  • p. 172
  • Afterword: Changing Topographies.
  • p. 218
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 249
Control code
ocm31518343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 257 p.
Isbn
9780801430572
Lccn
94041498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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