Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority, Difference, and the Epic

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - Fiction - 271 pages
Mihoko Suzuki sheds light on a literary tradition that seemingly holds Helen of Troy and her descendants responsible for causing epic conflicts, while it appropriates the woman's perspective as a source of insight and poetic power."A superb study of the uses and abuses of female characters in the epic tradition and their complex, sympathetic treatment by male poets."—Choice

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Contents

The Iliad
18
The Odyssey
57
Virgils Aeneid
92
Spensers Faerie Queene
150
Shakespeares Troilus and Cressida
210
Antony and Cleopatra
258
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Mihoko Suzuki is Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami, Coral Gables.

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