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Renaissance Tales of Desire : Hermaphroditus and Salmacis, Theseus and Ariadne, Ceyx and Alcione and Orpheus his Journey to Hell. A Revised and Augmented Edition.

Author: None.; Sophie Chari.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub. 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This revised and augmented edition of four mythological tales translated from Ovid during the Elizabethan period calls attention to the genre of the epyllion and suggests a possible literary influence on later poets and playwrights such as Marlowe and Shakespeare. Indeed, while openly concerned with the central theme of metamorphosis, these short narrative poems express deep male anxiety about female desire.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: None.; Sophie Chari.
ISBN: 1280486236 9781280486234
OCLC Number: 794544622
Notes: None.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PREFACE; GENERAL INTRODUCTION; PART I; AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PLEASANT FABLE OF HERMAPHRODITUS AND SALMACIS (1565); THE PLEASANT FABLE OF HERMAPHRODITUS AND SALMACIS (1565); PART II; AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCELLENT HISTORYE OF THESEUS AND ARIADNE (1566); THE EXCELLENT HISTORYE OF THESEUS AND ARIADNE (1566); PART III; AN INTRODUCTION TO CEYX KYNGE OF THRACINE AND ALCIONE HIS WIFE (1569); THE TRAGICALL AND LAMENTABLE HISTORIE OF CEYX AND ALCIONE (1569); PART IV; AN INTRODUCTION TO ORPHEUS HIS JOURNEY TO HELL (1595); ORPHEUS HIS JOURNEY TO HELL (1595).

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This revised and augmented edition of four mythological tales translated from Ovid during the Elizabethan period calls attention to the genre of the epyllion and suggests a possible literary influence on later poets and playwrights such as Marlowe and Shakespeare. Indeed, while openly concerned with the central theme of metamorphosis, these short narrative poems express deep male anxiety about female desire. Elizabethan epyllia always seemed prone to renegociate the orthodoxy of early modern ...

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