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H. D. and Hellenism : Classic Lines - Eileen Gregory

H. D. and Hellenism

Classic Lines

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Published: 3rd August 2010
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H.D. and Hellenism: Classic Lines concerns a prominent aspect of the writing of the modern American poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle): a career-long engagement with hellenic literature, mythology, and art. Eileen Gregory's exhaustive treatment of H.D.'s poetic engagement with Greece is one of the few studies of a modern poet in relation to hellenism. She explores at length H.D.'s intertextual engagement with specific classic writers, and catalogues classical allusions in H.D.'s lyric poetry.

' ... groundbreaking as a study of the transmission and influence of classical literature in American poetry.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Contexts
Modern Classicism and the theater of war: Romantic, Classic, Modern
Aeschylus versus Euripides
War and nostalgia
The survival of the classics: the Alexandrian project
Transmission and the female line
Touring with father: H. D. and Pausanias
Pagan Mysteries: Walter Pater and Romantic Hellenism: Hermeticism and the exiled Gods
Aescesis: Crystal and Salt; the Dorian model and white eroticism
Anthropology and the return of the Gods: Jane Ellen Harrison: Keres: Korai: Dionysos at Eleusis
Sacred marriage and sacred child
Dromenon and drama
Classical Intertextuality
H. D. and the Classical lyric: 'perfected subtle breath of metre'
Euripidean choros: 'little, but all roses'
Fragments of Sappho
'adequately Alexandrian':Theocritus and the Greek anthology: 'his wine-dark sea' Homer and the Heroic
Euripides: dream-time and dreamwork: initiations
Choruses and essays
Thresholds
Hippolytus Temporizes
Mourning the mother
Electra-Orestes
Aetiology: Euripides' Ion
Eidolon: Helen in Egypt
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ISBN: 9780521430258
ISBN-10: 0521430259
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 3rd August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.64