Author: Herbert F. Tucker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191528408
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book is the first to provide a connected history of epic poetry in Britain between the French Revolution and the First World War. Although epic is widely held to have been shouldered aside by the novel, if not invalidated in advance by modernity, in fact the genre was practised without interruption across the long nineteenth century by nearly every prominent Romantic and Victorian poet, and shoals of ambitious poetasters into the bargain. Poets kept the epic alive by revising its conventions to meet an overlapping series of changing realities: insurgent democracy, Napoleonic war, the rise of class consciousness and repeated reform of the franchise, challenges posed by scientific advance to religious belief and cherished notions of the human, the evolution of a postnationalist and eventually imperialist identity for Britain as the world's superpower. Each of these developments called on nineteenth-century epic to do what the genre had always done: affirm the unity of its sponsoring culture through a large utterance that both acknowledged the distinctive flowering of the modern and affirmed its rootedness in tradition. The best writers answered this call by figuring Britain's self-renewal and the genre's as versions of one another. In passing Herbert Tucker notices scores of mediocre congeners (and worse), so as to show where the challenge of a given decade fell and suggest what lay at stake. The background these lesser works provide throws into relief what the book stresses in extended discussions of several dozen major works: an unbroken history of daring experimentation in which circumspect, inventive, worried epoists engaged because the genre and the age alike demanded it.


Author: Frederick Turner
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412849449
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

There is widespread belief that the world's religions contradict each other. It follows that if one religion is true, the others must be false-an assumptions that implies, and may actually create, religious strife. In Natural Religion, acclaimed poet; critic, and essayist Frederick Turner sets out to show that the natural world offers grounds for stating that all religions are, in some respect, true. This book explores syncretism, whereby all religions are seen as grasping the same strange and complex reality, but by very different means and handles. The idea that all religions are true raises a supervening question: if so, what must the real physical universe be like? Turner approaches these questions in terms of scientific inquiry. Book jacket.

Frakturrisiko bei Frauen mit Osteoporose Eine Datenanalyse der EPIC Potsdam Studie

Author: Jae Hyong Sorgenfrei
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 9783959347730
Release Date: 2015-09
Genre: Medical

Die European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam-Studie (EPIC-Potsdam-Studie) ist Teil der großen mehr als 500.000 Studienteilnehmer in 23 Studienzentren aus 10 europäischen Ländern umfassenden internationalen, europaweiten, multizentrischen und prospektiven Kohortenstudie (EPIC-Studie) zur Untersuchung der Zusammenhänge zwischen Ernährung, Lebensstil- und Umweltfaktoren und dem Auftreten von Krebs und anderen chronischen Erkrankungen. Diese Studie bildet die Datengrundlage für die vorliegende Untersuchung. Neben Herzkreislauf- und bösartigen Erkrankungen gehört auch Osteoporose, welche häufig mit einem deutlich erhöhten Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen einhergehen kann, mit zu den bedeutsamsten chronischen Erkrankungen, die mit Ernährung, Lebensstil- und Umweltfaktoren zusammenhängen. Die Prävalenz der Osteoporose nimmt mit dem Alter zu und ist bei Frauen ab dem 50. Lebensjahr deutlich höher als bei Männern gleichen Alters. Angesichts der demographischen Entwicklung in Industrienationen mit Zunahme der Zahl älterer Menschen und der sich ungünstig ändernden Lebensgewohnheiten ist mittelfristig mit einer kontinuierlichen Steigerung der Prävalenz und Inzidenz der Osteoporose und osteoporosebedingten Frakturen zu rechnen. Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Untersuchung wurde auf der Grundlage der Daten der EPIC-Potsdam-Studie zum einen der Zusammenhang zwischen Selbstangaben von Osteoporose und dem Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen und zum anderen zwischen BUA-Werten und dem Risiko für osteoporosebedingte Frakturen untersucht. Dabei wurde das Frakturrisiko der Frauen fokussiert und Männer aus der vorliegenden Untersuchung ausgeschlossen, da die Inzidenz und Prävalenz der Osteoporose und osteoporosebedingter Frakturen und damit auch das Präventionspotential bei (älteren) Frauen deutlich höher ist als bei gleichaltrigen Männern.

3 Minuten Zusammenfassung von Epic Content Marketing von Joe Pulizzi

Author: thimblesofplenty
Publisher: thimblesofplenty
Release Date: 2015-09-09

Thimblesofplenty ist eine Gruppe von Freunden, die zufällig auch Geschäftsleute und Bücherwürmer sind. Wir wollten zu halten mit den neuesten Geschäfts-Bücher, fand aber Zeit war ein Faktor. So wir haben die Arbeit geteilt und jeder von uns nahm ein Buch und es für die anderen zusammengefasst haben. Wir haben gedacht dass es eine gute Idee wäre, diese Zusammenfassungen mit Ihnen zu teilen. Für einen kleinen Preis und eine 3 Minuten Zeitaufwand unsere Zusammenfassungen bietet Ihnen einige der Weisheit aus dem Buch, einige Denkanstöße und hoffentlich den Anstoß, Zeit machen, das ganze Buch zu lesen!

Statius and Epic Games

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521847427
Release Date: 2005-04-21
Genre: History

Offers a new reading of Statius' Thebaid through an examination of the games in Book 6.


Author: Paul Innes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136158520
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott and Tolkien texts from poems, novels, children’s literature, tv, theatre and film themes and motifs such as romance, tragedy, religion, journeys and the supernatural. Offering new directions for the future and addressing the place of epic in both English-language texts and World Literature, this handy book takes you on a fascinating guided tour through the epic.

The Epic

Author: Paul Merchant
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315316673
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such as Beowulf, Odyssey, Divina Comedia, The Faerie Queene and Ulysses, this work will be a valuable resource for those studying the epic and English literature.


Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418566142
Release Date: 2007-03-11
Genre: Religion

Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we’ve arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven’t a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you’ve ever loved—there’s a reason they stirred your heart. They’ve been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young. There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.

Pieces of Air in the Epic

Author: Brenda Hillman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819567876
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Poetry

Innovative lyric poetry breathes new life into 21st century nature and culture.

The Epic of America

Author: James Truslow Adams
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412847018
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: History

Originally published in 1931 by Little, Brown, and Company.

The Epic in Film

Author: Constantine Santas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742555291
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

Encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. This work argues that blockbuster and artistic are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into a nation's dreams and fears.

Epic and Empire

Author: David Quint
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691015201
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism

Alexander the Great, according to Plutarch, carried on his campaigns a copy of the Iliad, kept alongside a dagger; on a more pronounced ideological level, ancient Romans looked to the Aeneid as an argument for imperialism. In this major reinterpretation of epic poetry beginning with Virgil, David Quint explores the political context and meanings of key works in Western literature. He divides the history of the genre into two political traditions: the Virgilian epics of conquest and empire that take the victors' side (the Aeneid itself, Camoes's Lusíadas, Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata) and the countervailing epic of the defeated and of republican liberty (Lucan's Pharsalia, Ercilla's Araucana, and d'Aubigné's Les tragiques). These traditions produce opposing ideas of historical narrative: a linear, teleological narrative that belongs to the imperial conquerors, and an episodic and open-ended narrative identified with "romance," the story told of and by the defeated. Quint situates Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained within these rival traditions. He extends his political analysis to the scholarly revival of medieval epic in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and to Sergei Eisenstein's epic film, Alexander Nevsky. Attending both to the topical contexts of individual poems and to the larger historical development of the epic genre, Epic and Empire provides new models for exploring the relationship between ideology and literary form.

Epic and History

Author: David Konstan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315641
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

With contributions from leading scholars, this is a uniquecross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide rangeof cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights intohow history is treated in narrative poetry. The first book to gain new insights into the topic of‘epic and history’ through in-depth cross-culturalcomparisons Covers epic traditions across the globe and across a wide rangeof time periods Brings together leading specialists in the field, and is editedby two internationally regarded scholars An important reference for scholars and students interested inhistory and literature across a broad range of disciplines

Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Author: Joanna Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199542925
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: History

In Film and the Classical Epic Tradition, Joanna Paul explores the relationship between films set in the ancient world and the classical epic tradition, arguing that there is a meaningful connection between the literary and cinematic genres. This relationship is particularly apparent in films which adapt classical epic texts for the screen, such as Ulysses, Troy, O Brother Where Art Thou, and Jason and the Argonauts. Beginningwith an assessment of the films, Paul discusses a variety of themes, such as heroism and kleos, the depiction of the gods, and narrative structure. She then considers a series of case-studies of Hollywood historical epics which further demonstrate the ways in which cinema engages with the themes of classical epic. The concludingchapters look at common tropes surrounding epic, especially focusing on the performance of epic in the ancient and modern worlds, its perceived social role, and the widespread parody of epic in both literature and cinema. Through this careful consideration of how epic can manifest itself in different periods and cultures, we learn how cinema makes a powerful claim to be a modern vehicle for a very ancient tradition.