Folktale into Fiction: Problems in Ancient Popular Narrative

Anderson, Graham (2007) Folktale into Fiction: Problems in Ancient Popular Narrative. Edwin Mullen, UK, 150 pp. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Brings together hitherto unpublished papers which offer fresh light on fictional texts by comparison with type-indexed folklore material. Furthers investigation into ‘Cinderella’ elements in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, and explains the chain of picaresque episodes in Petronius’ Satyrica as an ancient branch of the Fortunatus-legend. Reconstructs a Golden Ass complex where a literal gold-donkey was the unifying theme. The book’s main thrust is to encourage classicists to be aware, and cautiously respectful, of techniques of folktale analysis which have rarely been allowed to cross disciplinary boundaries.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: Brings together hitherto unpublished papers which offer fresh light on fictional texts by comparison with type-indexed folklore material.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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