Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Poet's Voice by Simon Goldhill

'The project of this book', writes the author in his Preface, 'is to investigate how poetry and the figure of the poet are represented, discussed, contested within the poetry of ancient Greece'. Dr Goldhill seeks to discover how ancient authors broached the questions: From what position does a poet speak? With what authority? With what debts to the past? With what involvement in the present? Through a series of interrelated essays on Homer, lyric poetry, Aristophanes, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes, key aspects in the history of poetics are discussed: tale-telling and the representation of man as the user of language; memorial and praise; parody, comedy and carnival; irony, masks and desire; the legacy of the past and the idea of influence. Detailed readings of major works of Greek literature show how richly rewarding and revealing this approach can be. The author makes liberal use of critical writings from areas of study other than Classics and focuses on problems central to contemporary critical debate. His book is uniquely placed to bring together modern and ancient poetics in a way that is enlightening for both. The work is written as much for the serious scholar of literary criticism as for the Classicist, and all Greek is translated.

Buy The Poet's Voice by Simon Goldhill from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521395700
ISBN-10: 0521395704
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Poet's Voice by Simon Goldhill

Book Reviews - The Poet's Voice by Simon Goldhill

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poet's Voice book by Simon Goldhill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Simon Goldhill

Very Queer Family Indeed by Simon Goldhill
Hardback, October 2016
$60.97
Sophocles and the Language of Tragedy by Simon Goldhill
Paperback, February 2015
$27.86
Buried Life of Things by Simon Goldhill
Hardback, December 2014
$74.66
Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition by Simon Goldhill
Paperback, December 2011
$66.56