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An Ulsterman Named Achilles
An Ulsterman Named Achilles

Author(s): Gerson Schade
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Achilles; Homer; Michael Hughes Country; intertextuality; ‘Irish’ gaze; décalage

Summary/Abstract: A new novel by an English-writing author turns out to be a careful reworking of the story of Achilles, as it is told by Homer. The article elucidates how the modern text works and suggests how it may relate to an ‘Irish’ gaze. A new term, décalage, is introduced to describe a particular poetic device that belongs to the many ways of establishing intertextuality.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 143-155
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English