The Chaviad

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The Chaviad is a blank verse epic about British hooligans, loosely modeled on Homer's Iliad. The themes are complex. While authority excoriates hooligan activity, great canonical works such as the Iliad, Tamburlaine or Henry V celebrate the virtues of manly violence, which hooligans embody. In a very real sense, modern hooligans are thus the sole living heirs of the ancient, 'heroic' tradition ...

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