The Romaunt of the Rose

Author: Charles Dahlberg

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131474

Category: Poetry

Page: 343

View: 1991

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.
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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.
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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: 7952

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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Catullus, Tibullus, and Pervigilium Veneris

Author: Tibullus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674990074

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 375

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Catullus (Gaius Valerius, 84-54 BCE), of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men from Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. His surviving poems consist of nearly sixty short lyrics, eight longer poems in various metres, and almost fifty epigrams. All exemplify a strict technique of studied composition inherited from early Greek lyric and the poets of Alexandria. In his work we can trace his unhappy love for a woman he calls Lesbia; the death of his brother; his visits to Bithynia; and his emotional friendships and enmities at Rome. For consummate poetic artistry coupled with intensity of feeling Catullus's poems have no rival in Latin literature. Tibullus (Albius, ca. 54-19 BCE), of equestrian rank and a friend of Horace, enjoyed the patronage of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, whom he several times apostrophizes. Three books of elegies have come down to us under his name, of which only the first two are authentic. Book 1 mostly proclaims his love for 'Delia', Book 2 his passion for 'Nemesis'. The third book consists of a miscellany of poems from the archives of Messalla; it is very doubtful whether any come from the pen of Tibullus himself. But a special interest attaches to a group of them which concern a girl called Sulpicia: some of the poems are written by her lover Cerinthus, while others purport to be her own composition. The Pervigilium Veneris, a poem of not quite a hundred lines celebrating a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love, is remarkable both for its beauty and as the first clear note of romanticism which transformed classical into medieval literature. The manuscripts give no clue to its author, but recent scholarship has made a strong case for attributing it to the early fourth-century poet Tiberianus.
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Catullus

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

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 375

View: 9866

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Oden und Epoden

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 354

View: 9159

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Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 8298

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Books for college libraries

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

Page: N.A

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Pervigilium Veneris

The Vigil of Venus

Author: Sir Cecil Clementi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pervigilium Veneris

Page: 269

View: 4173

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Books of 1912-

Cumulated from the Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library

Author: Chicago Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Thomas Parnell

Author: Thomas M. Woodman

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 137

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Neuphilologische Mitteilungen

Author: Arthur Isak Edvard Långfors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philology, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 7490

Includes music.
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JACT Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

View: 629

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Die Fahrt der Argonauten

Griechisch/Deutsch

Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 591

View: 1392

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National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 3458

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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