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The Resource Medea's chorus : myth and women's poetry since 1950, Veronica House

Medea's chorus : myth and women's poetry since 1950, Veronica House

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Medea's chorus : myth and women's poetry since 1950
Title
Medea's chorus
Title remainder
myth and women's poetry since 1950
Statement of responsibility
Veronica House
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women{u2019}s mythic revision is a tradition at the heart of twentieth-century literature. Medea{u2019}s Chorus explores post-WWII women{u2019}s poetry that takes Greek mythology as its central topos. The book investigates five of the most influential poets writing in the twentieth century (H.D., Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland) who challenge both the ancient literary representations of women and the high modernist appropriations of the classics. In their poetry and prose, the women engage with cultural discourses about literary authority, gender, oppression, violence, and age. Yet even while the poets rework certain aspects of the Greek myths that they find troubling, they see the inherent power in the stories and use that power for personal and social revelation. Because myths exist in multiple versions, ancient writers did not create from scratch; their artistic contribution lay in how they changed the stories. Modern female poets are engaging in a several millennia-old tradition of mythic revision, a tradition that has ruthlessly posited that there is no place for women in the creation and transmission of mythological poetry. Medea{u2019}s Chorus tracks mythic revision from the 1950s through the second-wave feminist movement and into turn-of-the-century feminism to highlight individual achievements and to show the collective effect of the poets{u2019} highly varied works on post-WWII literature and feminist thought and practice. This engaging and beautifully written book is a must-read for any student, teacher, or scholar of the Classical Tradition, revisionist mythmaking, and twentieth-century poetry. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1974-
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House, Veronica
Index
index present
LC call number
PR605.W6
LC item number
H68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in modern poetry
Series volume
v. 19
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  • English poetry
  • English literature
  • American poetry
  • Myth in literature
  • American poetry
  • English literature
  • English poetry
  • Literature
  • Myth
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Medea's chorus : myth and women's poetry since 1950, Veronica House
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: "Backward to your sources, sacred rivers!" -- H.D.'s revision of Kleos culture in HELEN OF EGYPT -- Sylvia Plath's Complex Electra -- The mysteries of Adrienne Rich's radical feminism in DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE -- Margaret Atwood's transformed circle -- Eavan Boland's aging earth mother -- Conclusion: Feminist mythmaking at the crossroads
Control code
801051183
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 164 pages
Isbn
9781453909386
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012026554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)801051183
Label
Medea's chorus : myth and women's poetry since 1950, Veronica House
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: "Backward to your sources, sacred rivers!" -- H.D.'s revision of Kleos culture in HELEN OF EGYPT -- Sylvia Plath's Complex Electra -- The mysteries of Adrienne Rich's radical feminism in DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE -- Margaret Atwood's transformed circle -- Eavan Boland's aging earth mother -- Conclusion: Feminist mythmaking at the crossroads
Control code
801051183
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 164 pages
Isbn
9781453909386
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012026554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)801051183

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