Rediscovering E. R. Dodds

- Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

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Rediscovering E. R. Dodds
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Afghanistan, a landlocked country in Central Asia, has improbably been at the center of international geopolitics for four decades. After the Soviet Union invaded in 1980, Afghanistan descended into an unending conflict that featured at various points most of the world's major powers. In the mid-1990s, the country entered a new phase, when the Taliban took power and imposed order based on a harsh, repressive version of Islamic law. Infamously, the sheltered Osama binLaden, whose attack on 9/11 Towers ushered in the Global War on Terror and drew tens of thousands of American troops to the country, where they remain today.In Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), leading scholar Barnett R. Rubin provides an overview of this complicated nation. After providing a concise history of Afghanistan, he explores the various peoples and cultures of the country and its relations with neighbors like Pakistan and Iran. He also provides an authoritative overview of the conflicts that have plagued the country since the Soviet invasion. Both wide-ranging and pithy, this book explains why Afghanistan mattersand what its possible future might look like.Rediscovering E. R. Dodds offers the first comprehensive assessment of a remarkable classical scholar, who was also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture, the friend of Auden and MacNeice. Dodds was born in Northern Ireland, but made his name as Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1936 to 1960, succeeding Gilbert Murray. Before this he taught at Reading and Birmingham, was active in the Association ofUniversity Teachers, or AUT (of which he became president), and brought an outsider's perspective to the comfortable and introspective world of Oxford. His famous book The Greeks and the Irrational (1951) remains one of the most distinguished and visionary works of scholarship of its time, though much lesswell-known is his long and influential involvement with psychic research and his work for the reconstruction of German education after the Second World War. The contributions to this volume seek to shed light on these less explored areas of Dodds' life and his significance as perhaps the last classicist to play a significant role in British literary culture, as well as examining his work across different areas of scholarship, notably Greek tragedy. A group of memoirs - one by his pupil andformer literary executor, Donald Russell, and three by younger friends who knew, visited, and looked after Dodds in his last years - complement this portrait of the influential scholar and poet, offering a glimpse of the man behind the legacy.

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Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
ISBN13:
9780198777366
Bredde:
138 mm
Højde:
216 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    In Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Barnett Rubin, a leading scholar of Afghanistan and former advisor to both the UN and the US State Department, distills decades of research in a concise yet rich overview of this complicated nation.Famous for his visionary book, The Greeks and the Irrational (1951), E. R. Dodds was not only a remarkable classical scholar, but also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture. This volume explores his life, ca 5 black-and-white illustrations

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- Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

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