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Ovid's poetics of illusion

Author: Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ovid's poetry is haunted obsessively by a sense both of the living fullness of the texts and of the emptiness of these 'insubstantial pageants'. This major study touches on the whole of Ovid's output, from the Amores to the exile poetry, and is the first overarching treatment of illusionism and the textual conjuring of presence in the corpus. Modern critical and theoretical approaches, accompanied by close readings

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ovid; Ovid; Ovide; Ovide; Ovid; Publius Ovidius Naso; Ovid; Ovid; Ovid; Publius Ovidius Naso
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Hardie
ISBN: 0521800870 9780521800877
OCLC Number: 47224749
Language Note: English text with Latin quotations.
Description: viii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Impossible objects of desire --
3. Death, desire and monuments --
4. The Heroides --
5. Narcissus: The mirror of the text --
6. Pygmalion: Art and illusion --
7. Absent presences of language --
8. Conjugal conjurings --
9. The exile poetry --
10. Ovid recalled in the modern novel.
Responsibility: Philip Hardie.
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This major study provides a comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid creates and simultaneously deflates various kinds of illusion in his poetry, touching on his entire output, from the  Read more...


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