Living Classics: Greece And Rome In Contemporary Poetry In English

Hardcover | September 20, 2009

EditorS. J. Harrison

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This collection of essays explores the extensive use of Latin and Greek literary texts in a range of recent poetry written in English. It contains both contributions from poets, who include Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley, talking about their uses of classical literature intheir own work in lyric poetry and in theatre poetry, and essays from academic experts on the same topics. Living Classics asks why contemporary poets are returning to making versions of and allusions to Greek and Roman literature in their work, and interrogates the parallel interest of modern classical scholars in the contemporary reception of classical texts.

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This collection of essays explores the extensive use of Latin and Greek literary texts in a range of recent poetry written in English. It contains both contributions from poets, who include Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley, talking about their uses of classical literature intheir own work in lyric poetry and in theatre...

S. J. Harrison is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.96 inPublished:September 20, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Stephen Harrison: Introduction: The Return of ClassicsPoets and Practice1. Maureen Almond: Horace on Teesside2. Josephine Balmer: Jumping Their Bones: Translating, Transgressing and Creating3. Robert Crawford: Reconnecting with the Classics4. Anna Jackson: Catullus in the Playground5. Michael Longley: Lapsed ClassicistPoets in the Theatre6. Tony Harrison: Weeping for Hecuba7. Seamus Heaney: Title Deeds - Translating a ClassicScholars on Poets8. Maureen Alden: The Argippaei (Herodotus 4.23) in Belfast9. Brian Arkins: Michael Longley Appropriates Latin Poetry10. Oliver Taplin: The Homeric Convergences and Divergences of Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley11. Lorna Hardwick: Is 'the frail silken line' Worth More than 'a fart in a bearskin'? or, How Translation Practice Matters in Poetry and Drama12. Anastasia Bakogianni: The figure of Electra in Sylvia Plath's poetry: A Case of Identification13. Edith Hall: The Autobiography of the Western Subject: Carson's Geryon14. Rowena Fowler: 'Purple Shining Lilies' : Imagining the Aeneid in Contemporary Poetry15. Emily Greenwood: Shades of Rome in the Poetry of Derek Walcott16. Isobel Hurst: 'We'll all be Penelopes then': Art and Domesticity in American Women's Poetry, 1958-9617. Stephen Harrison: Catullus in New Zealand: Baxter and Stead