Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr (August 31, 2010)
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Hellenism and the Postcolonial mind's eye: Yeats, Cavafy, Walcott follows the careers of 3 significant poets of the eu and North American outer edge as they have interaction one of many grasp tropes of Western civilization. As colonial topics, they inherited an Anglicized model of Hellenism whose borders may simply have excluded them as civilizational "others." The e-book describes the varied innovations they used--from Bloomian kenosis to Afro-Caribbean "signifyin(g)"--to make Hellenism their very own. Their use of Greek fabric, the e-book argues, is heavily tied to their want as contributors of colonial minorities--Irish Protestant, Greek-Egyptian, and "part-white and Methodist"--to outline themselves opposed to mainstream metropolitan tradition at the one hand, and nationalist buildings of the post-colonial native land at the different. Their Hellenisms perform the dialectic of neighborhood and international, because the poets instantly indigenize the common Greek, and re-deploy him to hybridize nationwide tradition. the result's a triangulated dynamic that demanding situations tested notions of the postcolonial. between works mentioned are Tennyson's "Ulysses," Yeats's "No moment Troy," C.P. Cavafy's "Waiting for the Barbarians," and Walcott's Omeros. Martin McKinsey is an Assistant Professor of English on the collage of latest Hampshire.