Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus,Tibullus,Francis Warre Cornish,John Percival Postgate,G. P. Goold,John William Mackail

Publisher: Arrow


Category: Latin poetry

Page: 375

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The Romaunt of the Rose

Author: Charles Dahlberg

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131474

Category: Poetry

Page: 343

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The Romaunt of the Rose translates in abridged form a long dream vision, part elegant romance, part rollicking satire, written in France during the thirteenth century. The French original, Le Roman de la Rose, had a profound influence on Chaucer, who says he translated the work. From the sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, scholars assumed that the Romaunt comprised large fragments of that translation. Subsequent debates have divided the Romaunt into two or three segments, and proffered arguments that Chaucer was responsible for one or more of them, or for none. The current consensus is that he almost certainly wrote the first 1,705 lines. Charles Dahlberg’s edition of the Romaunt provides a full summary of scholarship on the question of authorship as well as other important topics, including a useful survey of the influence of the French poem on Chaucer.

Tracing T. S. Eliot's Spirit

Essays on His Poetry and Thought

Author: A. David Moody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521480604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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A leading Eliot scholar explores T. S. Eliot's quest for the world of the spirit.

Virgil's Double Cross

Design and Meaning in the Aeneid

Author: David Quint

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 1490

The message of Virgil's Aeneid once seemed straightforward enough: the epic poem returned to Aeneas and the mythical beginnings of Rome in order to celebrate the city's present world power and to praise its new master, Augustus Caesar. Things changed when late twentieth-century readers saw the ancient poem expressing their own misgivings about empire and one-man rule. In this timely book, David Quint depicts a Virgil who consciously builds contradiction into the Aeneid. The literary trope of chiasmus, reversing and collapsing distinctions, returns as an organizing signature in Virgil's writing: a double cross for the reader inside the Aeneid's story of nation, empire, and Caesarism. Uncovering verbal designs and allusions, layers of artfulness and connections to Roman history, Quint's accessible readings of the poem's famous episodes--the fall of Troy, the story of Dido, the trip to the Underworld, and the troubling killing of Turnus—disclose unsustainable distinctions between foreign war/civil war, Greek/Roman, enemy/lover, nature/culture, and victor/victim. The poem's form, Quint shows, imparts meanings it will not say directly. The Aeneid's life-and-death issues—about how power represents itself in grand narratives, about the experience of the defeated and displaced, and about the ironies and revenges of history—resonate deeply in the twenty-first century. This new account of Virgil's masterpiece reveals how the Aeneid conveys an ambivalence and complexity that speak to past and present.

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a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Author: Chicago Public Library

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Category: Best books

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Category: Classical philology

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