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Title: Narrating the Life of a Subverted Saint: Kazantzakis' initial title for 'Zorba' and the parody of a genre
Authors: Polychrona, Maria
Keywords: Greek Research
Greece
Australia
Maria Polychrona
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Citation: Polychrona, Maria 2009. Narrating the Life of a Subverted Saint: Kazantzakis' initial title for 'Zorba' and the parody of a genre. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 395-402.
Abstract: This paper attempts a generic comparison between Kazantzakis’ most celebrated novel and the medieval genre of hagiography. With references to the original Life of Alexis and to other canonical hagiographical texts I demonstrate how the generic conventions and the communicative purposes of hagiography are exploited in the dominant genre of the novel. Bakhtin’s theories on parody and speech genres will form the theoretical framework of the reading.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/8097
ISBN: 9780725811341
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