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Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of "The Odes of Horace" and "Gilgamesh""The Eclogues of Virgil" gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song," touchingly comic, poignantly sad, sublimely joyful, the various music that these shepherds make echoes in scenes of repose and harmony, and of hardship and trouble in work and love. A bilingual edition, "The Eclogues of Virgil" includes concise, informative notes and an Introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the pastoral tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374526962
ISBN-10: 0374526966
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aelius Donatus Virgil

David Ferry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for his translation of "Gilgamesh," is a poet and translator who has also won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, given by the Academy of American Poets, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, given by the Library of Congress. In 2001, he received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2002 he won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Ferry is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English Emeritus at Wellesley College.