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The Resource Antiquity and the meanings of time : a philosophy of ancient and modern literature, Duncan F. Kennedy

Antiquity and the meanings of time : a philosophy of ancient and modern literature, Duncan F. Kennedy

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Antiquity and the meanings of time : a philosophy of ancient and modern literature
Title
Antiquity and the meanings of time
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a philosophy of ancient and modern literature
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Duncan F. Kennedy
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eng
Summary
"Society and contemporary culture seem forever fascinated by the topic of time. In modern fiction, Ian McEwan (The Child in Time) and Martin Amis (Time's Arrow) have led the way in exploring the human condition in relation to past, present and future. In cinema, several cultural texts (Memento, Minority Report, The Hours) have similarly reflected a preoccupation with temporality and human experience. And in the sphere of politics, debates about the 'end of history', prompted by Francis Fukuyama, indicate that how we live is deeply determined by our relationship not only to place but also to the passing of time. But what did the ancients think about time? Is our interest in chronology a relatively recent phenomenon? Or does it go further back? In his major new work, Duncan Kennedy indicates that our own fascination with time-reckoning is by no means unique. Discussing a number of key texts (such as Homer's Odyssey; Sophocles' Oedipus Rex; Virgil's Aeneid; and Ovid's Metamophoses) and imaginatively setting these side-by-side with modern works (such as Sterne's Tristram Shandy and Joyce's Ulysses), he shows that, from era to era, and in different ways, human beings have uniformly striven to understand the unfolding of history and their relationship to it"--provided by publisher
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Kennedy, Duncan F
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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New directions in classics
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  • Classical literature
  • Time in literature
  • Classical literature
  • Philosophy in literature
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Antiquity and the meanings of time : a philosophy of ancient and modern literature, Duncan F. Kennedy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17337707
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
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9781845118167
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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  • (Uk)015517224
  • (StEdALDL)1/2352682
  • (OCoLC)850035182
Label
Antiquity and the meanings of time : a philosophy of ancient and modern literature, Duncan F. Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17337707
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781845118167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)015517224
  • (StEdALDL)1/2352682
  • (OCoLC)850035182

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