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The Resource Greek epigram in reception : J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929, Gideon Nisbet

Greek epigram in reception : J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929, Gideon Nisbet

Label
Greek epigram in reception : J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929
Title
Greek epigram in reception
Title remainder
J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Nisbet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a chronological survey of the reception of the Greek Anthology (a Byzantine collection of ancient Greek short poems known as epigrams). Tracing the strange evolution of the Greek Anthology from the early nineteenth century to the years after the first World War, the volume analyses the complex webs of rhetoric that are spun as writers and translators bring their different agendas to bear on the Anthology's text, pruning it to meet their needs. As so little was known about its poets, and because it stood for the Greeks and their culture, the text became the battleground during the 1870s-90s on which normative and dissident interpretations of Ancient Greece were fought out. An emergent mass readership became caught between opposing and rhetorically loaded accounts, casting the Anthology, and thus the ancient race on whom the British were supposed to be modelling themselves, as patriots and doting spouses or as lovers of male Beauty, like the Decadent sensation Oscar Wilde
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nisbet, Gideon
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3459
LC item number
.N57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Classical presences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Epigrams, Greek
  • Symonds, John Addington
  • Wilde, Oscar
Label
Greek epigram in reception : J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929, Gideon Nisbet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. The descent from Olympus -- The miscellanies of Bland and Merivale -- Three mid-century 'Anthologies' -- Part 2. Wilde's meleager -- "The most precious relic" -- "The true Liber Amoris at last" -- Part 3. "The Book of Greek life" -- Responses to Symonds -- Reed and girdle: The anthology in the 1920s
Control code
868128839
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780199662494
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013474692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868128839
Label
Greek epigram in reception : J.A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the invention of desire, 1805-1929, Gideon Nisbet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. The descent from Olympus -- The miscellanies of Bland and Merivale -- Three mid-century 'Anthologies' -- Part 2. Wilde's meleager -- "The most precious relic" -- "The true Liber Amoris at last" -- Part 3. "The Book of Greek life" -- Responses to Symonds -- Reed and girdle: The anthology in the 1920s
Control code
868128839
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780199662494
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013474692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868128839

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