• “Room at the Top” by John Braine – A 1950s Version of the Myth of Jason and Medea?

    Author(s):
    Krzysztof Fordonski (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    English literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Angry Young Men, Mythology, John Braine
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M64K9N
    Abstract:
    The paper presents possible classical inspirations of John Braine’s novel 'Room at the Top' (1957). It is an attempt to analyses the text of the novel belonging to the so called Angry Young Period as a tragic work which translated into the reality of the late 1940s Great Britain the myth of Jason and Medea, represented in the text of the paper by its most classic rendition, the ancient tragedy by Euripides entitled Medea. The article moves on to discuss the issue of to what extent it is possible to adapt classical material, and to what extent tragedy is impossible today while any attempt of recreating it must result in a parody of the classical form.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Pub. DOI:
    Warszawa: , , pp. -273.
    Publisher:
    Lingwistyczna Szkoła Wyższa w Warszawie
    Author/Editor:
    Fordoński, Krzysztof and Łukasz Karpiński (eds.)
    Book Title:
    W dialogu języków i kultur. Tom III.
    Start Page:
    267
    End Page:
    273
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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