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Bibliography of secondary sources


CONTENTS
1. Epic in general | 2. Homer | 3. Virgil | 4. Milton | 5. The Mahabharata
6. Novel in general | 7. Fielding | 8. George Eliot | 9. Ngugi wa Thiong’o


1. Epic in General

  • Auerbach, Eric, Mimesis (1957)
  • Bates, Catherine, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Epic (2010)
  • Feeney, D. C., The Gods in Epic (1991)
  • Graves, Robert, The Greek Myths (1992)
  • Griffin, Jasper, ed., The Oxford History of Greece (1991)
  • _____, ed., The Oxford History of the Roman World (1991)
  • Hainsworth, J. B., The Idea of Epic (1991)
  • Herschkowitz, Debra, The Madness of Epic (1998)
  • Johns-Putra, Adeline, The History of Epic (2006)
  • Merchant, Paul, The Epic (1971)
  • Miller, D. A., The Epic Hero (2000)
  • Nuttall, A. D., Openings: Narrative Beginnings from the Epic to the Novel (1992)
  • Onega, Susan, Narratology (1996)
  • Sultan, N., Exile and the Poetics of Loss (1999)
  • Toohey, P., Reading Epic (1992)
  • _____, Epic Lessons (1996)
  • West, M. L., The Epic Cycle: A Commentary on the Lost Troy Epics (2013)
  • _____, The East Face of Helicon: West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth (1997)
  • Williams, Bernard, Shame and Necessity (1993)

2. Homer

  • Bernadete, S., The Bow and the Lyre (1997)
  • Cohen, B., ed., The Distaff Side: Representing The Female in Homer's Odyssey (1995)
  • de Jong, I. J. F., Narrators and Focalizers: The Presentation of the Story in The Iliad (1987)
  • _____, Homer: Critical Assessments, 4 vols. (1999)
  • Falkner, Thomas M., The Poetics of Old Age in Greek Epic (1995)
  • Fowler, R., The Cambridge Companion to Homer (2004)
  • Gill, C., Personality in the Greek Epic (1996)
  • Griffin, J., Homer on Life and Death (1983)
  • Kim, J., The Pity of Achilles: Oral Style and the Unity of the Iliad (1997)
  • Kirk, G. S., et al., The Iliad: A Commentary (Cambridge, 1985-93)
  • Mueller, M., The Iliad (1984)
  • Murray, G., The Rise of the Greek Epic (1934)
  • Pucci, Pietro, The Song of the Sirens: Essays on Homer (1998)
  • Schein, S. L., The Mortal Hero: An Introduction to Homer's Iliad (1984)
  • Silk, Michael, The Iliad (2nd edn, 2004)
  • Suzuki, Mihoko, Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority, Difference, and the Epic (1989)
  • Taplin, O., Homeric Soundings: The Shaping of The Iliad (1992)
  • Van Wees, H., Status Warriors: War, Violence and Society in Homer and History (1992)
  • Willcock, Malcolm, A Companion to the Iliad (1976)
  • Wright, G. M., and P. V. Jones, eds., Homer: German Scholarship in Translation (1997)

3. Virgil

  • Boyle, A. J., Roman Epic (1993)

  • Cairns, F., Virgil’s Augustan Epic (1989)

  • Gransden, K. W., Virgil’s Iliad: An Essay on Epic Narrative (1984)
  • _____, Virgil: The Aeneid (2004)
  • Griffin, Jasper, Latin Poets and Roman Life (1985)
  • _____, Virgil (1986)
  • Hardie, P. R., Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (1986)
  • _____, Virgil: Critical Assessments (1999)
  • Harrison, S. J., ed., Oxford Readings in Virgil’s Aeneid (1990)
  • Heinze, R., Virgil’s Epic Technique (1993)
  • Henderson, J., Fighting for Rome: Poets and Caesars (1998)
  • Johnson, W. R., Darkness Visible: A Study of Virgil’s Aeneid (1976)
  • Knight, Virginia, The Renewal of Epic (1995)
  • Martindale, Charles, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Virgil (1997)
  • O’Hara, J. J., Death and Prophecy in Virgil’s Aeneid (1990)

4. Milton

  • Burrow, Colin, Epic Romance: Homer to Milton (1994)
  • Blessington, F. C., Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic (1979)
  • Chernaik, Warren, Milton and the Burden of Freedom (2017)
  • Corns, Thomas N., and Gordon Campbell, John Milton: Life, Work, Thought (2008)
  • Daniel, C., Death in Milton’s Poetry (1996)
  • Danielson, Denis, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Milton (1991)
  • Demaray, John G., Milton’s Theatrical Epic (1980)
  • _____, Cosmos and Epic Representation (1991)
  • Dyson A. E., and J. Lovelock, Milton: Paradise Lost: A Casebook (1973)
  • Evans, J. M., Milton’s Imperial Epic (1996)
  • Fallon, R., Divided Empire: Milton’s Political Imagery (1995)
  • Fallon, S. M., Milton among the Philosophers (1991)
  • Fish, Stanley, Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (1967)
  • Gregerson, Linda, The Reformation of the Subject (1995)
  • Hammond, Paul, Milton and the People (2014)
  • _____, Milton’s Complex Words: Essays on the Conceptual Structure of Paradise Lost (forthcoming, Nov. 2017)
  • Hill, Christopher, Milton and the English Revolution (1977)
  • _____, Change and Continuity in Seventeenth-Century England (1991)
  • Hopkins, David, Reading Paradise Lost (2013)
  • King, J. N., Milton and Religious Controversy (2000)
  • Leonard, John, Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 2 vols. (2013)
  • _____, The Value of Milton (2016)
  • Lewalski, Barbara, The Life of John Milton (2000)
  • Low, Anthony, The Reinvention of Love (1993)
  • Low, L., and A. J. Harding, eds., Milton: The Metaphysicals and Romanticism (1994)
  • Morse, D., England’s Time of Crisis: Shakespeare to Milton (1989)
  • Parker, W., Milton: A Biography, 2 vols. (1996)
  • Quint, David, Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton (1998)
  • _____, Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton’s Epic (2014)
  • Raymond, Joad, Milton’s Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination (Oxford, 2010)
  • Ricks, Christopher, Milton’s Grand Style (1963)
  • Rumrich, J. P., Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation (1996)
  • Schwartz, Louis, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost (2014)
  • Smith, Nigel. and Nicholas McDowell, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Milton (2009)
  • Teskey, Gordon, The Poetry of John Milton (2016)
  • Wolfe, Don. M., Milton in the Puritan Revolution (1941; repr. 1963)
  • Woolrych, Austin, Britain in Revolution, 1625-1660 (2002)



5. The Mahabharata

  • Bandlamudi, L., Dialogics of the Self, the Mahabharata, and Culture (2010)
  • Brocklington, J., The Sanskrit Epic (1998)
  • Dhand, A., Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata (2008)
  • Earl, J. W., Beginning the Mahabharata: A Reader’s Guide to the Frame Stories (2011)
  • Washburn Hopkins, E., The Great Epic of India: Its Character and Origin (1978)

6. The Novel in General

  • Arata, Stephen, et al., A Companion to the English Novel (2015)
  • Armstrong, Nancy, Desire and Domestic fiction: A Political History of the Novel (1987)
  • Bakhtin, Mikhail, The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist (1981)
  • Bell, Michael, ed., The Cambridge Companion to European Novelists (2012)
  • Booth, W., The Rhetoric of Fiction, revised edition (1983)
  • Boxall, Peter, The Value of the Novel (2015)
  • Davis, Lennard J., Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel (1983)
  • Ermarth, Elizabeth Deeds, Realism and Consensus in the English Novel (1998)
  • Hammond, Brean, and Shaun Regan, Making the Novel: Fiction and Society in Britain, 1660-1789 (2006)
  • Leavis, F. R., The Great Tradition, new edition (1973)
  • Lukacs, G., The Theory of the Novel (1975)
  • Lynch, Deidre Shauna, The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning (1999)
  • McKeon, Michael, The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740 (1987)
  • _____, ed., Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach (2000)
  • Moretti, F., ed., The Novel, 2 vols (2006)
  • Price, Leah, The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot (2000)
  • Richetti, John, The English Novel in History, 1700-1780 (1999)
  • Schmidt, Michael, The Novel: A Biography (2014)
  • Stern, J. P., On Realism (1973)
  • Tallis, Raymond, In Defence of Realism (1988)
  • Tillyard, E. M. W., The Epic Strain in the English Novel (1967)
  • Watt, Ian, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957)
  • Warner, William B., Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750 (1998)

7. Fielding

  • Alter, Robert, Fielding and the Nature of the Novel (1968)
  • Battestin, Martin C., The Providence of Wit: Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts (1974)
  • Battestin, Martin C., A Henry Fielding Companion (2000)
  • Bell, Ian A., Henry Fielding: Authorship and Authority (1994)
  • Hunter, J. Paul, Occasional Form: Henry Fielding and the Chains of Circumstance (1975)
  • Irwin, M., Henry Fielding: The Tentative Realist (1967)
  • Kareem, Sarah Tindal, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder (2014)
  • Paulson, Ronald, Satire and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century England (1967)
  • _____, The Life of Henry Fielding: A Critical Biography (2000)
  • Power, Henry, Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature (2015)
  • Preston, J., The Created Self: The Reader’s Role in Eighteenth-century Fiction (1970)
  • Rawson, C., Henry Fielding and the Augustan Ideal Under Stress (1972)
  • _____, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding (2007)
  • Rivero, Albert J., ed., Critical Essays on Henry Fielding (1998)
  • Smallwood, Angela J., Fielding and the Woman Question: The Novels of Henry Fielding and Feminist Debate 1700-1750 (1989)
  • Thomas, Donald, Henry Fielding (1990)

8. George Eliot

  • Adam, Ian, ed., This Particular Web: Essays on Middlemarch (1975)
  • Beer, Gillian, George Eliot (1986)
  • Blake, Kathleen, ‘Middlemarch and the Woman Question’, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 31 (1976–7)
  • Chase, Karen, George Eliot: Middlemarch, Landmarks in World Literature (1991)
  • _____, ed., Middlemarch in the Twenty-First Century (2006)
  • Doody, Margaret Anne, ‘George Eliot and the Eighteenth-Century Novel’, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 35 (1980–1)
  • Haight, Gordon, George Eliot: A Biography (1986)
  • _____, ed., The Letters of George Eliot, 9 vols (1954-78)
  • Hardy, Barbara, Particularities: Readings in George Eliot (1982)
  • Harris, Margaret, ed., George Eliot in Context (2013)
  • Hertz, Neil, George Eliot’s Pulse (2003)
  • Levine, George, The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (2001)
  • Miller, J. Hillis, ‘Optic and Semiotic in Middlemarch’, in The Worlds of Victorian Fiction, ed. J. H. Buckley (1975)
  • Newton, K. M., Modernizing George Eliot (2011)
  • Rignall, John, ed., Oxford Reader’s Companion to George Eliot (2000)
  • Wright, T. R., George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1991)

9. Ngugi wa Thiong’o

  • Amoko, Apollo Obonyo, Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Idea of African Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010)
  • Boehmer, Elleke, ‘The Master’s Dance to the Master’s Voice: Revolutionary Nationalism and the Representation of Women in the Writing of Ngugi wa Thiong’o’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature 26.1 (1991): 188-97
  • Camino-Santangelo, Byron, 'Neocolonialism and the Betrayal Plot in A Grain of Wheat,' Research in African Literatures, 29.1 (1998), 139-52.
  • Cantalupo, Charles, ed., The World of Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995)
  • _____, ed., Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Texts and Contexts (Trenton NJ: Africa World Press, 1995)
  • D. Cook and M. Okenimke, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: An Exploration of His Writings (1983)
  • Fanon, F., The Wretched of the Earth (1968)
  • Gikandi, S., Ngugi wa Thiong’o (2000)
  • Harrow, Kenneth, 'Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat: Season of Irony,' Research in African Literatures, 16.2 (1985), 243-63.
  • Lane, Richard J., The Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge: polity, 2006)
  • Leys, Colin, Underdevelopment in Kenya: The Political Economy of Neo-Colonialism (1974)
  • Lovesey, Oliver, The Postcolonial Intellectual: Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Context (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015)
  • Nazareth, Peter, ed. Critical Essays on Ngugi wa Thiong’o (New York: Twayne, 2000)
  • Nicholls, Brendon, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Ethics of Postcolonial reading (London: Routledge, 2010)
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Writers in Politics (1997)
  • Ogude, James, Ngugi’s Novels and African History: Narrating the Nation (London: Pluto Press, 1999)
  • Carol Sicherman, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: The Making of a Rebel (1990)
  • Varma, Rashmi, The Postcolonial City and Its Subjects, London, Nairobi, Bombay (New York and London: Routledge, 2013).
  • West-Pavlov, Russell, 'The Politics and Spaces of Voice: Ngũgĩ's A Grain of Wheat and Conrad's Heart of Darkness,' Research in African Literatures, 44.3 (2013), 160-175.