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The poet's voice : essays on poetics and Greek literature, Simon Goldhill

Label
The poet's voice : essays on poetics and Greek literature
Title
The poet's voice
Title remainder
essays on poetics and Greek literature
Statement of responsibility
Simon Goldhill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The project of this book', writes the author in his Preface, 'is to investigate how poetry and the figure of the poet are represented, discussed, contested within the poetry of ancient Greece'. Dr Goldhill seeks to discover how ancient authors broached the questions: From what position does a poet speak? With what authority? With what debts to the past? With what involvement in the present? Through a series of interrelated essays on Homer, lyric poetry, Aristophanes, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes, key aspects in the history of poetics are discussed: tale-telling and the representation of man as the user of language; memorial and praise; parody, comedy and carnival; irony, masks and desire; the legacy of the past and the idea of influence. Detailed readings of major works of Greek literature show how richly rewarding and revealing this approach can be. The author makes liberal use of critical writings from areas of study other than Classics and focuses on problems central to contemporary critical debate. His book is uniquely placed to bring together modern and ancient poetics in a way that is enlightening for both. The work is written as much for the serious scholar of literary criticism as for the Classicist, and all Greek is translated
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldhill, Simon
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.P62
LC item number
G65 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek literature
  • Poetics
  • Literatura griega
  • Poética
  • Poètes dans la littérature
  • Poétique
  • Littérature grecque
  • Poésie dans la littérature
  • Literatura griega
  • Poética
  • Greek literature
  • Poetics
  • Dichters
  • Dichtkunst
  • Literaire thema's
  • Letterkunde
  • Grieks
  • Literatura Grega (Historia E Critica)
  • Poétique
  • Littérature grecque
  • Poètes
  • Poésie grecque
  • Poésie dans la littérature
Label
The poet's voice : essays on poetics and Greek literature, Simon Goldhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The poet hero: language and representation in the Odyssey -- Recognition -- Naming and disguise -- Telling a tale -- The voice of the bard -- Part II: Intimations of immortality: fame and tradition from Homer to Pindar -- Critical exchanges -- The revisionary gleam -- Poetics and politics -- The limits of praise and the praise of limits -- Part III: Comic inversion and inverted commas: Aristophanes and parady -- The contest of public voices -- Carnival and licence -- Speaking out -- Purloining the poet's voice -- Part IV: Framing, polyphony and desire: Theocritus and Hellenistic poetics -- The programmatic voice -- The pastoral frame -- The lovers voice: the subject of desire -- Courting fame -- Part V: The paradigms of epic: Apollonius Rhodius and the example of the past -- Back to the future -- Opening and closing the text: singing and signing -- Exemplarity (in brackets) -- The explanation of the past: aetiology and the human sciences
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521395700
Lccn
90001862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21442318
Label
The poet's voice : essays on poetics and Greek literature, Simon Goldhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The poet hero: language and representation in the Odyssey -- Recognition -- Naming and disguise -- Telling a tale -- The voice of the bard -- Part II: Intimations of immortality: fame and tradition from Homer to Pindar -- Critical exchanges -- The revisionary gleam -- Poetics and politics -- The limits of praise and the praise of limits -- Part III: Comic inversion and inverted commas: Aristophanes and parady -- The contest of public voices -- Carnival and licence -- Speaking out -- Purloining the poet's voice -- Part IV: Framing, polyphony and desire: Theocritus and Hellenistic poetics -- The programmatic voice -- The pastoral frame -- The lovers voice: the subject of desire -- Courting fame -- Part V: The paradigms of epic: Apollonius Rhodius and the example of the past -- Back to the future -- Opening and closing the text: singing and signing -- Exemplarity (in brackets) -- The explanation of the past: aetiology and the human sciences
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780521395700
Lccn
90001862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21442318

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