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Questions on the Epic

Comments left Chez Dylan on the question of the epic.

A fragment of thought, a mere wisp crosses my deadened brain. What then do we make of Derek Walcott--all questions of worthiness put aside for the moment? (I happen to like his work). What does one make of Omeros?

Is perhaps another notion that the epic impulse is largely dead in the west? That we have moved so far from the roots of the epic in nature and the battles against nature and God that we have abandoned the field of the Epic?

Or did our passage through The Dunciad and The Rape of the Lock forever dim our view of the epic purpose?

I suppose these are questions other than those that you set yourself, but I ask them nevertheless, as a start on elaborating on this marvelous discussion.

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