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Hardcover Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War Book

ISBN: 0198852975

ISBN13: 9780198852971

Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

'Though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one', said Charles Dickens, 'stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.' The ancient Greek word nostos , meaning homecoming or return, has a commensurate power and mystique. Irish philosopher-poet John Moriarty described it as 'a teeming word... a haunted word... a word to conjure with'. The most celebrated and culturally enduring nostos is that of Homer's Odysseus...

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