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Loving Writing/Ovid's Amores

Loving Writing/Ovid's Amores

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  • Publication planned for: August 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108482301

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  • This book offers a fresh reading of the Amores centered on the aggressive, opportunistic, endlessly fluent, pleasure-seeking character, the poet-lover of the collection, here called Naso. Resisting the scholarly tendency to segregate the poet from the lover, Ellen Oliensis teases out the compromising affiliations between Naso's most 'poetic' performances and his seamy erotic adventures and shows that his need to write the script of his own subjection, far from delegitimizing his desire, tallies with other features of his generally masochistic profile. The book concludes with an exploration of the masochistic pleasures of the elegiac writing project as such, thereby effectively re-uniting Ovid with his surrogate within the collection.

    • Provides the first full-scale reading of Ovid's Amores for over two decades
    • Presents an alternative approach to the Amores, opening up new ways of reading Latin poetry
    • Clearly and engagingly written with all Latin translated, making the book accessible for readers of all levels
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108482301
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing Naso
    2. The poet's heart
    3. The lover's art
    4. Loving writing.

  • Author

    Ellen Oliensis, University of California, Berkeley
    Ellen Oliensis is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Horace and the Rhetoric of Authority (Cambridge, 1998), Freud's Rome: Psychoanalysis and Latin Poetry (Cambridge, 2009), and assorted essays on ancient poetry.

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