Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene
Perhaps best known for his widely acclaimed translations of the Greek tragedies and Herodotus's History, as well as his edition of Hobbes's Thucydides, David Grene has also had a major impact as a teacher and interpreter of texts both ancient and modern. In this book, distinguished colleagues and former students explore the imaginative force of literature and history in articulating and illuminating the human condition.
Ranging as widely as Grene's own interests in Greek and Roman antiquity, in drama, poetry, and the novel, in the art of translation, and in English history, these essays include discussions of the Odyssey and Ulysses, the Metamorphoses of Ovid and Apuleius, Mallarmé's English and T. S. Eliot's religion, and the mutually antipathetic minds of Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson. The introduction by Todd Breyfogle sketches for the first time the contours of Grene's own thought.
Classicists, political theorists, intellectual historians, philosophers, and students of literature will all find much of value in the individual essays here and in the juxtaposition of their themes.
Contributors: Saul Bellow, Seth Benardete, Todd Breyfogle, Amirthanayagam P. David, Wendy Doniger, Mary Douglas, Joseph N. Frank, Victor Gourevitch, Nicholas Grene, W. R. Johnson, Brendan Kennelly, Edwin McClellan, Françoise Meltzer, Stephanie Nelson, Conor Cruise O'Brien, Martin Ostwald, Robert B. Pippin, James Redfield, Sandra F. Siegel, Norma Thompson, and David Tracy
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Atheism and the Religiosity of Euripides
Poetry and Philosophy in Aristophanes Clouds
Calypsos Choice Immortality and Heroic Striving in the Odyssey and Ulysses
The Homecomings of Odysseus and Nala
A Bird a Mouse a Frog and Some Fish A New Reading of Leviticus II
Confabulating Cephalus SelfNarration in Ovids Metamorphoses 7672865
Memory and Imagination in Augustines Confessions
Metamorphosis and Conversion Apuleiuss Metamorphoses
Synge Reality and the Imagination of Place
Mallarmé and English
T S Eliot as Religious Thinker Four Quartets
Rousseau on Providence
Dostoyevskys Trojan Horse A Raw Youth
Henry James and Modern Moral Life
Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson Mutually Antipathetic Minds
Against Entertainment Plato and the Poets Revisited
An Essay by Soseki
I Know Thee Not Old Man The Renunciation of Falstaff
Transforming Conventions The Trope of Decorum and Thomas Sheridans Captain OBlunder
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