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WORLD CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION VI SEMESTER CORE COURSE(ELECTIVE) BA ENGLISH (2011 Admission ) UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION Calicut university P.O, Malappuram Kerala, India 673 635. 170
School of Distance Education World Classics in Translation 2 UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDY MATERIAL Core Course (Elective) BA ENGLISH VI Semester WORLD CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION Prepared by: Sri. Sreekumar. P. M.A. Eng., M.A. Socio.,M.A. Skt.,B.Ed. Director, S.V. College of Advanced Studies, Near: Koyas, Cheruvannur, Feroke. Scrutinized by: Dr. Sajitha M.A, Assistant Professor, Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in English Language and Literature, Farook College, Calicut. Layout: Computer Section, SDE © Reserved
School of Distance Education World Classics in Translation 3 CONTENTS MODULE I :POETRY 5 An introduction to Epic An introduction to Homer and Virgil touching on The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid Dante-The Divine Comedy - Paradiso Canto XXI A.S. Pushkin: “I Loved You” MODULE II :DRAMA 37 A brief introduction to world drama in general An introduction to Homer and Virgil, The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid Sophocles: Oedipus Rex. Bhasa: Karnabharam: Sudarshan Kumar Sharma MODULE III : FICTION 56 Herman Hesse: Siddhartha Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground. .
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School of Distance Education World Classics in Translation 5 MODULE : I POETRY An Introduction To Epic An epic or heroic poem is a long verse narrative which deals with a serious subject. It is told in a formal and elevated style. It is centred on heroic or quasi-divine figures on whose action depends the fate of a tribe, a nation or the entire human race as in the instance of John Milton’s The Paradise Lost. Epics maybe traditional or literary.Traditional epics are called folk epics. The traditional epics were the written version of oral poems about a tribal or national hero during a warlike age. Among these are the Iliad and Odessey that are attributed to Homer, the Greek poet. Literary epics were composed in deliberate imitation of the traditional epics. Virgil’s Latin poem the Aeneid is of this kind. This epic later served as a model for Milton’s Paradise Lost. Some features of epics The hero of an epic is a figure of great national importance. In the Iliad, the hero is the Greek warrior Achilles, who is the son of the sea nymph Thetis, and Virgil’s Aeneas is the son of the goddesses Aphrodite. The setting of the poem is ample in scale and may be worldwide or even larger. Odysseus wanders over the Mediterranean basin and in Book XI he descends into the underworlds as does Virgil’s Aeneas. The action involves superhuman deeds in battle such as Achilles’ feats in the Trojan War, or a long, ordous and dangerous journey such as the wanderings of Odysseus on his way back to his homeland in the face of opposition by some of the gods.

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