Homer to Brecht
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Homer to Brecht The European Epic & Dramatic Traditions

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English


  • Epic literature, European,
  • European drama,
  • History and criticism

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMichael Seidel (Editor), Edward Mendelson (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10317683M
ISBN 100300021127
ISBN 109780300021127

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