The Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to Shakespeare by Lynn EnterlineThe Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to Shakespeare by Lynn Enterline

The Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to Shakespeare

byLynn Enterline

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This persuasive book describes the complex, often violent connections between body and voice in Ovid's Metamorphoses and narrative, lyric and dramatic works by Petrarch, Marston and Shakespeare. Lynn Enterline analyzes what happens when Renaissance authors revisit Ovid's stories of violence and desire, paying close attention to the ways in which his subversive representations of gender, sexuality and the body influence later conceptions of the self and erotic life. This vividly original book makes a profound contribution to the study of Ovid's presence in Renaissance literature.
Title:The Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521034655

ISBN - 13:9780521034654

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Pursuing Daphne; 2. Medusa's mouth: body and voice in the Metamorphoses; 3. Embodied voices: autobiography and fetishism in the Rime Sparse; 4. 'Be not obsceane though wanton': Marston's Metamorphosis of Pigmalions Image; 5. 'Poor instruments' and unspeakable events in The Rape of Lucrece; 6. 'You speak a language that I understand not': the rhetoric of animation in The Winter's Tale; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...Enterline grasps Ovid's art of poetic composition with new specificity and exactness." Choice