The hero's quest / editors, Bernard Schweizer, Robert Segal.

This volume in the Critical Insights series addresses the theme of the hero's quest in literature through a diverse set of texts and through multiple methodologies.--Publisher description.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Schweizer, Bernard, 1962-, Segal, Robert Alan.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ipswich, Mass. : Salem Press, ©2013.
Series:Critical insights.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • 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: Heart of darkness and 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, The wizard of Oz, and His dark materials /
  • Stephen W. Potts ;
  • Chatwin's postmodern quest: In Patagonia /
  • Simon Cooke.