Zurück in die Zukunft via Ithaca, Mississippi: Technik und funktion der Homer-rezeption in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

@article{Heckel2005ZurckID,
  title={Zur{\"u}ck in die Zukunft via Ithaca, Mississippi: Technik und funktion der Homer-rezeption in O Brother, Where Art Thou?},
  author={H. Heckel},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={571-589}
}
  • H. Heckel
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • International Journal of the Classical Tradition
  • Joel and Ethan Coen’s film, O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000), which claims to be “based upon ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer”, does not only aim at a broader audience, but also at recipients who are far more familiar with Homer's epic than the average viewer. Although the plot is set in depressionera Mississippi, the movie shows obvious parallels to the Odyssey, generally in describing the adventures of a man returning home to regain his wife and status and more specifically in details of plot… CONTINUE READING
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