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Author Gaskin, Richard, 1960- author.

Title Horace and Housman / Richard Gaskin
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series New antiquity
New antiquity.
Contents Pessimism and pejorism -- Spring and death -- Horace's attitude to religion -- Religion and politics in Housman -- Horace and politics -- Questions of integrity and consistency -- Form and content -- Housman, literary criticism, and the classics -- Housman's criticism of Horace
Summary The lyric poems of Horace and Housman are two enigmatic bodies of work that have much in common, and a close reading of each poet's writings can illuminate the other's to a much greater extent than has been generally appreciated. This is the first book to provide a detailed, critical comparison between these two poets, and also the first to make use of Housman's unpublished lectures on Horace. Concentrating on the themes of sexuality, pessimism, religion, politics, integrity, form and content, Richard Gaskin offers an insightful examination of Housman's scholarly treatment of Horace and his general approach to literary criticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Horace -- Criticism and interpretation
Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation
Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137362926