The Coens’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Homer’s Odyssey

  title={The Coens’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Homer’s Odyssey},
  author={Janice Siegel},
  journal={Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada},
  pages={213 - 245}
  • Janice Siegel
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada
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Cinematic Signatures of Orpheus and Operatic Evocations
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Joel and Ethan Coen
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O Brother, What Next?: Making Sense of the Folk Fad
After O Brother, Where Art Thou? spurred a surge of interest in all things folk, I got calls from friends coast to coast. Since I wrote a book about folk revivalism, they assumed I’d be thrilled toExpand
"Oh, so many startlements...": History, Race, and Myth in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
I was born in 1950 and so did not live through and have no memory of the Depression. Still, I feel in ways as if it is part of my experience, for I heard many stories of it from my parents andExpand
Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema
Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in Ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features ofExpand