Auctor and Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius' The Golden Ass

Auctor and Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius' The Golden Ass

by John J. Winkler
     
 

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Addressed to readers of modern literature as well as to those interested in Greco-Roman literature and in religious history, Auctor and Actor examines Apuleius's The Golden Ass as an early example of self-consciousness in narrative. Entering into the spirit of the novel's crafty playfulness, John Winkler carries the reader on a journey that is, like…  See more details below

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Addressed to readers of modern literature as well as to those interested in Greco-Roman literature and in religious history, Auctor and Actor examines Apuleius's The Golden Ass as an early example of self-consciousness in narrative. Entering into the spirit of the novel's crafty playfulness, John Winkler carries the reader on a journey that is, like that of the hero Lucius, both entertaining and enlightening.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520076396
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/06/1991
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


John J. Winkler was, at the time of his death in 1990, Associate Professor of Classics at Stanford University.

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