In the second chapter Everson treats the figure of the hero and the role this character plays in the plot of specific narrative poems in order "to examine the extent to which the poems under discussion attempt to draw on the classical model of the hero and incorporate it into the poem as a means of elevating the genre and providing for a revival of classical epic
but in the vernacular" (223).
Under these conditions, the epic
must lie "always already" in the cultural center.
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In good epic
fashion, Vergil employs similes to describe the fight.
This example is on a tiny scale compared to the over-appraisals involved in companies like EPIC
or Continental Illinois, in which hundreds of millions of dollars in losses are projected.
All these epics
must negotiate the "ghost of Troy" as the origin of their narratives (34), where the fall of Troy is the "subversive other" (35) of epic
history, a repressed origin or primal scene of epic
that returns to haunt the poems even in the moment that it is hidden, occulted, not looked back at.
In addition to analyses of the writers mentioned above, two chapters on "inglorious Spensers" and "inglorious Miltons" consider a number of lesser writers and translators of epic