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Raymond Kania

Virgil`s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction

A Study of the Poetic Imagination

€ 105.55

`Many scholars have seen ancient bucolic poetry as a venue for thinking about texts and textuality. This book reassesses Virgil`s Eclogues and their genre, arguing that they are better read as fiction - that is, as a work that refers not merely to itselfor to other texts but to a world of its own making. This makes for a rich work of art and an object of legitimate aesthetic and imaginative engagement. Increased attention to the fictionality of Virgilian poetry also complicates and enriches the Eclogues` social and political dimensions. The book offers new interpretations of poems like Eclogues 5 and 9, which, according to traditional allegorical readings, concern Julius Caesar and the confiscation of lands under Octavian, respectively. It shows how theEclogue world stands in a less stable relation to reality; these poems challenge readers at every turn to reimagine the relationship between fiction and the real`-

Taal / Language : English

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175 pagina's
Januari 2016
442 gram
228 x 152 x 21 mm

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