Satires of Persius (Bristol Classical Paperbacks) Cynthia S. Dessen

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Satires of Persius (Bristol Classical Paperbacks) by Cynthia S. Dessen
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This volume, published in 1968, was the first critical study of Persius in English. Unjustly squeezed from students reading by the satiric giants Juvenal and Horace, Persius has often been regarded as difficult or minor and marginalized,MoreThis volume, published in 1968, was the first critical study of Persius in English.

Unjustly squeezed from students reading by the satiric giants Juvenal and Horace, Persius has often been regarded as difficult or minor and marginalized, condemned to the schooldust of the ages by the repeated editing of traditional scholars (Clausen, Kissel). What Dessen offers is a close reading within the framework of the new criticism which led classics in the 1960s. She empasises the distinction between persona and poet and argues that Persius Satires, far from being just difficult, are unified and comprehensible through their controlling metaphors, their dominant imagery and word-repetition.

In the heady days of post-structuralism, Dessens approach, pioneering in its way, remains a beacon of stimulating poetic appreciation and one in which students and scholars of Persius will find a sound basis for their further work. A new elegant Foreword by Kenneth Reckford places Dessens work in its critical context.



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