Heroic Mockery by George DeForest Lord
Variations on Epic Themes from Homer to Joyce

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This study demonstrates that the comic mode in the epic, and in some outstanding plays and novels, is inseparable from their high seriousness. Dr. Lord takes into account the fact that in many of the greatest works in Western literature, the heroic mockery of serious themes transcends the distinction between the tragic and the comic and are in fact related to each other.

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Published January 1, 1977 by University of Delaware Press. 162 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction