Homer and His Age (annotated)

Homer and His Age (annotated)

by Andrew Lang

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In Homer and the Epic, ten or twelve years ago, I examined the literary objections to Homeric unity. These objections are chiefly based on alleged discrepancies in the narrative, of which no one poet, it is supposed, could have been guilty. The critics repose, I venture to think, mainly on a fallacy. We may style it the fallacy of "the analytical reader." The poet is expected to satisfy a minutely critical reader, a personage whom he could not foresee, and whom he did not address. Nor are "contradictory instances" examined--that is, as Blass has recently reminded his countrymen, Homer is put to a test which Goethe could not endure. No long fictitious narrative can satisfy "the analytical reader."

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ISBN-13: 9781519242235
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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