Tales from Ovid


Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571258891

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 9985

When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poetwere somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.

TEXT + KRITIK 13/14 - Alfred Döblin



Author: Sabine Kyora

Publisher: edition text + kritik

ISBN: 3869167610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 3717

"Ein Kerl muss eine Meinung haben", forderte Alfred Döblin (1878–1957) in den 1920er Jahren. Genau dieses Ringen um politische und poetologische Positionen charakterisiert sein Gesamtwerk, das auch jenseits von "Berlin Alexanderplatz" immer wieder lesenswert ist. Die Neufassung versammelt Einblicke ins Werk Döblins, die es in die Kontexte der Zeit einordnen, aber auch als Döblins satirische, ernsthafte oder innovative Auseinandersetzung mit den gesellschaftlichen und ästhetischen Herausforderungen seiner Gegenwart verstehen. Dabei betrachten die Beiträge das literarische Werk von den frühen Erzählungen bis zum letzten Roman "Hamlet oder die lange Nacht nimmt ein Ende" unter aktuellen literaturwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven. Als Zeitgenosse des Kaiserreichs, von Revolution und Weimarer Republik, als Exilant zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und schließlich als Kritiker Nachkriegsdeutschlands ist Döblin als scharfsinniger Zeitdiagnostiker neu zu entdecken.



Author: Ovid

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849683494

Category: Poetry

Page: 332

View: 3441

Die Metamorphosen des römischen Dichters Ovid, geschrieben vermutlich ab dem Jahr 1 oder 3 n. Chr. bis um 8 n. Chr., sind ein in Hexametern verfasstes mythologisches Werk über Metamorphosen ("Verwandlungen"). Die Metamorphosen bestehen aus 15 Büchern von je etwa 700 - 900 Versen und beschreiben die Entstehung und Geschichte der Welt in den Begriffen der römischen und griechischen Mythologie. Dabei wurden etwa 250 Sagen verarbeitet. Seit seinem Erscheinen war es stets eines der populärsten mythologischen Werke überhaupt und sicherlich das den mittelalterlichen Schriftstellern und Poeten am besten bekannte. Somit hatte dieses Werk einen enormen Einfluss auf die Literatur des Mittelalters sowie auf die bildende Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zum Barock.

Metamorphosis Structures of Cultural Transformations


Author: Jürgen Schlaeger

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823341741

Category: Englisch - Literatur - Kulturwandel - Kongress - Berlin - Geschichte

Page: 272

View: 4813

Nihilism and Philosophy

Nothingness, Truth and World


Author: Gideon Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135003519X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 1955

The question of nihilism is always a question of truth. It is a crisis of truth that causes the experience of the nothingness of existence. What elevated truth to this existential position? The answer is: philosophy. The philosophical will to truth opens the door to nihilism, since it both makes identifying truth the utmost aim and yet continually calls it into question. Baker develops the central insight that the crises of truth and of existence, or 'loss of world', that occur within nihilistic thought are inseparable, in a wide-ranging study from antiquity to the present, from ancient Cynics, St Paul, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Agamben, and Badiou. Baker contends that since nihilism is always a question of the relation to the world occasioned by the philosophical will to truth, an answer to nihilism must be able to propose a new understanding of truth.

Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid


Author: Tim Supple,Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571202256

Category: Cooking

Page: 119

View: 2215

Dramatisation of Ted Hughes' translation of 24 stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses into parts for six women, five men, and three musician performers.

Mythos Ägypten

die Geschichte einer Wiederentdeckung


Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150105986


Page: 312

View: 5687


Werk, Kultur, Wirkung : [Ergebnisse einer Tagung zum Thema Ovid und die Augusteische Kultur am 15. und 16. Juli 2005 an der Universität Konstanz]


Author: Markus Janka,Ulrich Schmitzer,Helmut Seng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534200443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 1792


an international journal of critical aesthetics


Author: Rüdiger Ahrens

Publisher: Ams Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780404635657

Category: Literature

Page: 472

View: 9541


Firing the Mind


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Humanities

Page: N.A

View: 8053

Ovid's Metamorphoses

A Selection


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Carcanet Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 156

View: 6459

Ovid's delight in the physical and mythical worlds is fully realized and captured in Arthur Golding's superb translation of the ancient stories of Metamorphoses. The complete text is offered here, with original spelling preserved, as well as a contemporary introduction, glossary, bibliography, and background notes on characters and stories. An English Renaissance classic, readers can delight in knowing Shakespeare read the same translation.

Pygmalion and Galatea

The History of a Narrative in English Literature


Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 5241

Pygmalion and Galatea presents an account of the development of the Pygmalion story from its origins in early Greek myth until the twentieth century. It focuses on the use of the story in nineteenth-century British literature, exploring gender issues, the nature of artistic creativity and the morality of Greek art.

The Art of Theology

Hans Urs Von Balthasar's Theological Aesthetics and the Foundations of Faith


Author: Stephan van Erp

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers


Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

View: 7473

Art and theology are two different ways of making meaning. Art is a matter of inspiration and intuition. It needs neither standards, nor guidelines. It does not follow predictable patterns, nor is it determined by any specific goal. Theology is similar in that it generates meaning in order to understand and communicate faith. It explores the continuities and discontinuities between divine and human creations through metaphors, images and the play of ideas. Unlike art however, theology is primarily a matter of reason. It follows patterns of consistency and coherence, and is shaped by the will to clarify and explain. Can art offer a way of understanding the nature of theology despite these differences? The twentieth century Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) wrote a seven volume masterpiece on theological aesthetics. He restructured theology around basic aesthetic concepts like form and beauty. The present study offers a critical analysis of Balthasar's work against the background of contemporary debates on theological foundations. The author approaches this task through a careful rereading of two of Balthasar's key sources: Nicholas of Cusa and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. In this way the author rediscovers hidden undercurrents in modernity from Renaissance aesthetics to German Idealism. The result is a theological aesthetics rooted in tradition and capable of understanding and communicating faith in the face of present day challenges.


Beiträge zu Traditionsentwürfen in Literatur und Wissenschaft 1860 bis 1930


Author: Peter Philipp Riedl

Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann


Category: German literature

Page: 803

View: 6035

Brill's Companion to Ovid


Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004121560

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 533

View: 6953

This collection of essays on Ovid s life, works, and influence is intended to serve as a vade-mecum for all interested in the Roman world s most versatile literary genius. The broad range of subjects and perspectives represented by the Companion s fourteen contributors offers readers the best in contemporary classical scholarship."

Der Liebeskünstler



Author: Jane Alison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453873766

Category: Biographical fiction

Page: 238

View: 4077

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation


Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198183594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 5468

Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

Carmen perpetuum

Ovids Metamorphosen in der Weltliteratur


Author: Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer,Alexander Honold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783796528590

Category: Epic poetry, Latin

Page: 324

View: 7015