Horaces Narrative Odes by Michele Lowrie

Horaces Narrative Odes

byMichele Lowrie

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Narrative has not traditionally been a subject in the analysis of lyric poetry. This book deconstructs the polarity that divides and binds lyric and narrative means of representation in Horace's Odes. While myth is a canonical feature of Pindaric epinician, Horace cannot adopt the Pindaricmode for aesthetic and political reasons. Roman Callimacheanism's privileging of the small and elegant offers a pretext for Horace to shrink from the difficulty of writing praise poetry in the wake of civil war. But Horace by no means excludes story-telling from his enacted lyric. On the formallevel, numerous odes contain narration. Together they constitute a larger narrative told over the course of Horace's two lyric collections. Horace tells the story of his development as a lyricist and of the competing aesthetic and political demands on his lyric poetry. At issue is whether he canever truly become a poet of praise.

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Michele Lowrie is at New York University.
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Title:Horaces Narrative OdesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:394 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198150539

ISBN - 13:9780198150534

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`a thought-provoking book ... Her willingness to admit aporia and to push her observations to, or even a little beyond, the point where they break down is one of the attractive features of her readings. Seldom have I seen a deconstructionist approach put to such effective use ... Lowrie'spostmodernist readings do what sensitive readings like those of Commager or Putnam have always done: enrich our reading by bringing out new possibilities in the text.'Lee T. Pearcy, Bryn Mawr Classical Review