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Ovid Renewed : Ovidian Influences on Literature and Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century - Charles Martindale

Ovid Renewed

Ovidian Influences on Literature and Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

By: Charles Martindale (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th November 1990
ISBN: 9780521397452
Number Of Pages: 332

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This book is a study of Ovid and his poetry as a cultural phenomenon, conceived in the belief that such a study of tradition also casts fresh light on Ovid himself. Its main concern is with exploring the influence of Ovid on literature, especially English literature, but it also takes a wider perspective, including, for example, the visual arts. The book takes the form of a series of studies by specialists in their fields, including a number of scholars of international renown. The essays cover the period from the twelfth century, when there was an upsurge of interest in Ovid, through to the decline in his fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are critical and comparative in approach and collectively give a detailed sense of Ovid's importance in Western culture. Topics covered include Ovid's influence on Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Dryden, T. S. Eliot, the myths of Daedalus and Icarus and Pygmalion, and the influence of Ovid's poetry on art.

Industry Reviews

' ... a first-rate collection of essays, of which Martindale's introduction is a model.' The Times '[the book] is one of the best studies of classical influence available.' Review of English Studies

List of plates
Introduction Charles Martindale
Daedalus and Icarus (i) From Rome to the end of the Middle
Daedalus and Icarus (ii) From the Renaissance to the present day
Ovid the Crusader
Chaucer and Ovid: a question of authority
Lessons from the Great Clerk
Original fictions: metamorphoses in The Faerie
Ovid and the Elizabethans
Ovid's Narcissus and Shakespeare's Richard II: the reflected self
Illustrating Ovid
Dryden and Ovid's 'Wit out of season'
The Heroides and the English Augustans
Some versions of Pygmalion
Ovid and the nineteenth century
T. S. Eliot's Metamorphoses: Ovid and The Waste Land
Index of Ovidian passages
General index
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ISBN: 9780521397452
ISBN-10: 0521397456
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 19th November 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45