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The Resource Horace's Ars poetica : family, friendship, and the art of living, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

Horace's Ars poetica : family, friendship, and the art of living, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

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Horace's Ars poetica : family, friendship, and the art of living
Title
Horace's Ars poetica
Title remainder
family, friendship, and the art of living
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
For two millennia, the Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry), the 476-line literary treatise in verse with which Horace closed his career, has served as a paradigmatic manual for writers. Rarely has it been considered as a poem in its own right, or else it has been disparaged as a great poet's baffling outlier. Here, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill for the first time fully reintegrates the Ars Poetica into Horace's oeuvre, reading the poem as a coherent, complete, and exceptional literary artifact intimately linked with the larger themes pervading his work. Arguing that the poem can be interpreted as a manual on how to live masquerading as a handbook on poetry, Ferriss-Hill traces its key themes to show that they extend beyond poetry to encompass friendship, laughter, intergenerational relationships, and human endeavor. If the poem is read for how it expresses itself, moreover, it emerges as an exemplum of art in which judicious repetitions of words and ideas join disparate parts into a seamless whole that nevertheless lends itself to being remade upon every reading. Establishing the Ars Poetica as a logical evolution of Horace's work, this book promises to inspire a long overdue reconsideration of a hugely influential yet misunderstood poem
Cataloging source
YDX
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1979-
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Ferriss-Hill, Jennifer L.
Dewey number
871/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PA6396.E6
  • PA6396.E7
LC item number
  • F47 2019
  • F47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Horace
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  • Horace
  • Horace
  • Horace
  • Horace
  • Horace
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
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Horace's Ars poetica : family, friendship, and the art of living, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1099691483
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 301 pages
Isbn
9780691195025
Lccn
2019944690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099691483
Label
Horace's Ars poetica : family, friendship, and the art of living, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) 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
Control code
1099691483
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xli, 301 pages
Isbn
9780691195025
Lccn
2019944690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099691483

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