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The Resource Orpheus : the myth of the poet, Charles Segal

Orpheus : the myth of the poet, Charles Segal

Label
Orpheus : the myth of the poet
Title
Orpheus
Title remainder
the myth of the poet
Statement of responsibility
Charles Segal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry - the ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform them into song. The first half of the book concentrates on the ancient literary tradition, from the myth's Greek origins through the influential poetic versions of Ovid and Virgil and its treatment by other Latin authors such as Horace and Seneca. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature, including the poetry of H.D., Rukeyser, Rich, Ashbery, and, especially, Rilke. The author's leitmotif throughout is the relation of poetry to art, love and death, the 'three points of the Orphic triangle'. Through close readings of individual texts, he shows how various versions of the myth oscillate between a poetry of transcendence that asserts its power over the necessities of nature - including the ultimate necessity, death - and a poetry that celebrates its immersion in the stream of life
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-2002
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Segal, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Poets in literature
  • Classicism
  • Literature, Modern
  • Classical literature
  • Orpheus
Label
Orpheus : the myth of the poet, Charles Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 221-225
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The magic of Orpheus and the ambiguities of language
  • Orpheus and the fourth Georgic: Virgil on nature and civilization
  • Ovid's Orpheus and Augustan ideology
  • Virgil and Ovid on Orpheus: a second look
  • Dissonant sympathy: song, Orpheus, and the golden age in Seneca's tragedies
  • Orpheus in Rilke: the hidden roots of being
  • Orpheus from antiquity to today: retrospect and prospect
Control code
18324965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780801837081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88045411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1177628
Label
Orpheus : the myth of the poet, Charles Segal
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 221-225
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The magic of Orpheus and the ambiguities of language
  • Orpheus and the fourth Georgic: Virgil on nature and civilization
  • Ovid's Orpheus and Augustan ideology
  • Virgil and Ovid on Orpheus: a second look
  • Dissonant sympathy: song, Orpheus, and the golden age in Seneca's tragedies
  • Orpheus in Rilke: the hidden roots of being
  • Orpheus from antiquity to today: retrospect and prospect
Control code
18324965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780801837081
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88045411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1177628

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