By Ernest J. Gaines
Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Seventies, A collecting of previous Men is a strong depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the dying of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black guy.
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3). 44 Elena Redondo Moyano 3. 48 The novels of Chariton, Xenophon, Achilles Tatius, and Heliodorus are narratives focused on a young woman or a pair of young lovers who, forced to undergo extreme experiences outside their homeland, are deprived of their high social rank, and made to travel through a large geographical landscape, mainly cities on the periphery of the oikoumene, which acts as a giant stage where the public places of the cities49 are represented as the proper setting50 for their dramatic stories.
Dionysiophanes serves to define who exactly Daphnis is, and in doing so he must weave a narrative of identity based on the tokens which verify the story and which make sense of his own life as well as Daphnis’. 27 As often noted, Charicleia possesses three fathers – her biological father, her adoptive father, and Calasiris, the priest of Memphis. All of them are professional pronouncers of the Word – Charicles as a former priest at the oracle of Delphi, Hydaspes as King of Ethiopia, and Calasiris as professional astrologer and sage.
This time, however, the action starts in the east and excludes male protagonist, but with other important characters in the story (e. , king Hydaspes in Heliodorus’ novel), who thereby achieve higher status: cf. Redondo Moyano 2010. Futre Pinheiro forthcoming sees this absence of war experience as a sign of a change in the traditional patterns of masculinity. 2. 27 See Konstan 2002, who studies the different ways to construct the multiple spaces of action and the possible origin of this convention in the historiographical genres.