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Title: Eve of the Festival: Making Myth in Odyssey 19. Hellenic Studies, 46.
Author(s): Olga Levaniouk
Publisher: Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 0674053354
ISBN-13: 978-0674053359
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[size=+1]From the Bryn Mawr Classic Review:[/size]
This successfully revised Harvard dissertation, already mined for several papers, delivers an engagingly (if less than perfectly) presented reading of the image-packed negotiations between Odysseus and Penelope on the eve before crunch time. These elaborated up-close exchanges challenge every succeeding dialogue in narrative ever produced; book-length study needs no apology. Levaniouk signs up as confirmed ‘oral poetics of myth’ Gregorian Nagyar devotee (her supervisor, now editor), with quotes and references studding her text at most every turn; but the thrust of her book is surely to valorize Penelope’s corner in the interactive rhetorical bidding between queen and bum.

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