Metamorphosis of Persephone by Stephen Hinds
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Metamorphosis of Persephone
By Stephen Hinds

The Metamorphosis of Persephone

Ovid and the Self-conscious Muse

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Metamorphosis of Persephone by Stephen Hinds

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Ovid, a poet unashamedly in love in poetry, including his own, has enjoyed a recent renaissance in popularity. Yet there is still a certain tendency amongst critics to withhold from his writing the close, word-by-word, engagement which is its due. The primary aim of The Metamorphosis of Persephone is to celebrate this poet's detailed verbal art. Ovid twice treated the myth of Persephone. Dr Hinds' work is a close reading of the account in Metamorphoses 5. The book is at once a literary historical enquiry into the double transformation of the rape of Persephone, and a critical exploration of the self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in and between these twin Ovidian narratives. This attractively written and subtly nuanced literary study, which offers many quiet challenges to established modes of reading Latin narrative poetry, will be of interest both to scholars of Latin and to students of narrative in other languages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521335065
ISBN-10: 052133506X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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