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1 Volume; 292 Pages
General Bibliography
Chronology of Author's Life
Complete List of Author's Works
Publication dates of Works
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index

Table of Contents


Critical Insights: The Hero's Quest
Editors: Bernard Schweizer, Long Island University,
   and Robert Segal, University of Aberdeen


ISBN: 978-1-42983-737-8
Print List Price: $85


e-ISBN: 978-1-4298-3785-9 
eBook Single User Price: $85

October 2012 · 1 volume · 292 pages · 6"x9"

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Critical Insights: The Hero's Quest
Table of Contents

Contents

About This Volume
     —Bernard Schweizer

On The Hero's Quest
     —Robert A. Segal

Critical Contexts
Theories of Myth
     —Robert A. Segal

Wolfram's Parzival Considered through a Kierkegaardian Lens
     —Eric Ziolkowski

Romancing the Quest: Quest Narratives in Changing Contexts
     —Jeremy M. Downes

Modernist Quests: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and D. H. Lawrence's The Man Who Died
     —Michael Bell

Critical Readings
Quests for Immortality and Identity: The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey
     —Katherine C. King

Virgil's The Aeneid and the Ambivalence of Aeneas's Heroic Quest
     —Eric Sandberg

The Hero's Quest in Beowulf
     —James B. Kelley

The Chivalric Quest: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
     —Anthony Adams

Dante's Quest and the Sublimation of Heroic Combat in The Divine Comedy
     —Matthew Bolton

The bildungsroman as Quest Narrative: Great Expectations and Jane Eyre
     —Victoria Williams

Varied and Conflicting Quests in Melville's Moby-Dick: The Nine "Gams"
     —Robert C. Evans

One for All: The Fantasy Quest in The Hobbit and His Dark Materials
     —Stephen W. Potts

Chatwin's Postmodern Quest: In Patagonia
     —Simon Cooke

Resources
Additional Works on The Hero's Quest
Bibliography
About the Volume Editors
Contributors
Index


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