Poets and Critics Read Vergil

Poets and Critics Read Vergil

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by Sarah Spence
     
 
Vergil has exerted a stronger grasp on the poetic imagination and critical scholarship than almost any other poet. This absorbing book -- a collection of essays and conversations by such leading poets and classicists as Joseph Brodsky, Christine Perkell, Michael C. J. Putnam, and Mark Strand -- explores the ways in which Vergil's work has inspired readers of today.

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Vergil has exerted a stronger grasp on the poetic imagination and critical scholarship than almost any other poet. This absorbing book -- a collection of essays and conversations by such leading poets and classicists as Joseph Brodsky, Christine Perkell, Michael C. J. Putnam, and Mark Strand -- explores the ways in which Vergil's work has inspired readers of today.

The book takes a broad look at questions of historicism: how we read a work written 2,000 years ago. There are not only close readings of the Aeneid, the Eclogues, and Georgics, but also essays dealing with such topics as Vergil's influence from the Renaissance to the present. The book concludes with two special sections: a lively conversation on translation between Robert Fagles and Sarah Spence and a "virtual" roundtable discussion in which Spence has woven together the responses of poets and critics to Vergil's poetry.

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Charles Martin
An irresistible collection, one whose effect, as a source for the meanings of Vergil in our time, should be profound and long-lasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300083767
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Charles Martin
An irresistible collection, one whose effect, as a source for the meanings of Vergil in our time, should be profound and long-lasting.
—author of Catullus

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