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dc.creatorSteinmeyer, Elke.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T07:13:56Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T07:13:56Z
dc.date.created2003
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationSteinmeyer, E. 2003. Chanting the song of sorrow : threnody in Homer and Zakes Mda."Current Writing"15(2), pp.156-172.en
dc.identifier.issn1013-929X
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1013929Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/7839
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the role of threnody in ancient Greece and contemporary South Africa. The main focus is on its representation in literature, in this case a passage from Homer's Iliad and the novel Ways of Dying (1995) by Zakes Mda, which are read in their respective historical contexts. The aim is to compare the different functions which threnody fulfills in different societies in different times with special emphasis on societies in crisis and transition.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis.en
dc.subjectLaments--History and criticism.en
dc.subjectHomer. Iliad.en
dc.subjectMda, Zakes. Ways of dying.en
dc.titleChanting the song of sorrow : threnody in Homer and Zakes Mda.en
dc.typePeer reviewed journal articleen


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