TITLE

The reign of the spoken word

PUB. DATE
August 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;8/31/92-9/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 9, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Presents a portrait of the creator Homer as described by Daniel J. Boorstin in his new book, `The Creators.' Homer's two testaments, the `Iliad' and the `Odyssey'; Homer's survival is a stark contrast to the fate of the Greeks' other creations; Why Homer's great epics survive. INSET: Moses, a messenger..
ACCESSION #
9208311548

 

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