The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II


The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II

The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II

The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II

The Reviews


Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II



Menonim Menonimus




The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II, a book of literary criticism by Menonim Menonimus, published by Growhills Publishing, Barpeta, Assam (India)

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In the vast tapestry of human creativity, literature stands as a beacon of intellectual and emotional exploration. It has the power to transcend time and culture, to connect us with the profound thoughts and experiences of individuals across the globe and throughout history. *The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World*, presented here in four enlightening volumes, is an ambitious endeavor to traverse the sprawling landscapes of epic literature that have captivated minds and hearts across cultures.

Epic literature, with its grand narratives, heroic figures, and intricate plots, has held a special place in the human psyche for millennia. From the heroic quests of ancient civilizations to the complex sagas of modern times, epic tales have woven the threads of human imagination, reflecting our universal aspirations, struggles, and triumphs.

This comprehensive collection of reviews embarks on a journey through the diverse and vibrant tapestries of epic literature that span continents, languages, and centuries. It invites readers to explore the myths of ancient Greece, the poetic sagas of the Norse, the historical epics of Asia, the timeless classics of the Middle East, and the contemporary interpretations that continue to emerge from every corner of the world.

Within these pages, we delve into the depths of epics both famous and obscure, analyzing their themes, characters, cultural contexts, and enduring relevance. Each review is crafted with a dedication to understanding and celebrating the intricate interplay of creativity and culture, as well as the enduring impact of these monumental works.

As readers journey through these volumes, they will traverse deserts with nomadic heroes, voyage across treacherous oceans, and scale mythical peaks alongside legendary figures. They will encounter gods and monsters, witness the struggles of humanity against fate, and explore the complexities of human emotion through the ages.

‘The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World’ is not only a testament to the richness of global storytelling but also a tribute to the scholars, translators, and enthusiasts who have dedicated their lives to preserving and illuminating these literary treasures. It is a celebration of the diverse perspectives that shape our understanding of the human experience, and a reminder that, regardless of our differences, we are united by the timeless narratives that define us.

May this collection inspire readers to delve into the epic worlds that have captivated generations and continue to resonate across cultures. As we embark on this literary odyssey, let us be reminded that in every epic, we uncover not only the essence of storytelling but also the shared essence of humanity itself.

Santi Kanan
Menonim Menonimus

The Reviews of Epic Literature Around the World Vol-II


‘Jejuri’ by Arun Kolatkar-A Review
‘The Iliad’ by Homer-A Review
‘Odyssey’ by Homer-A Review
‘Theogony’ by Hesiod-A Review
‘Works and Days’ by Hesiod-A Review
‘Argonautica’ by Apollonius of Rhodes-A Review
Epic Cycle Rediscovered-A Review
‘Posthomerica’ by Quintus Smyrnaeus-A Review
‘Thebaid’ by Statius-A Review
‘Achilleid’ by Statius-A Review
“Dionysiaca” by Nonnus-A Review
‘Cyropaedia’ by Xenophon-A Review
“Alexandra” by Lycophron-A Review
“The Aeneid” by Virgil-A Review
“Pharsalia” or “The Civil War” by Lucan-A Review
The Cantos by Ezra Pound-A Review-A Review
“Homerica,” or “Posthomerica” by Q Smyrnaeus-A Review
Nibelungenlied-A Review
“Hildebrandslied”-A Review
‘Gudrunlied’ or ‘Kudrun’-A Review
‘Parzival’ by Wolfram von Eschenbach-A Review
‘Tristan and Isolde’-A Review
“Das Lied von der Glocke” by Friedrich Schiller-A Review
‘Die Nibelungen’ by Friedrich Hebbel- A Review
‘Der Arme Heinrich’ by Hartmann von Aue- A Review
The Tale of the Heike (Heike Monogatari)- A Review
‘The Tale of Genji’ by Lady Murasaki Shikibu- A Review
‘The Nihon Shoki’ (Chronicles of Japan)- A Review
‘The Kojiki: Record of Ancient Matters’- A Review
‘The Kagero Nikki ’by Michitsuna no Haha -A Review
‘The Taiheiki’- A Review
‘The Yamato Monogatari’- A Review
‘The Tokaidochu Hizakurige’ by Jippensha Ikku- A Review
‘The Hogen Monogatari and Heiji Monogatari’- A Review
Journey to the West – A Review
‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ by Luo Guanzhong- A Review
‘Investiture of the Gods’ by Fengshen Yinyi- A Review
‘The Creation of the Gods’ by Fçngshén Bing-A Review
Yue Fei-A Review
Legend of the White Snake by Baishe Zhuan-A Review
The Cattle Raid of Cooley- A Review
Fenian Cycle-A Review
Ulster Cycle-A Review
Ossianic Cycle-A Review. 0 0 0.

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