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The Image of the Poet in Ovids Metamorphoses Barbara Pavlock

The Image of the Poet in Ovids Metamorphoses

Barbara Pavlock

Published May 21st 2009
ISBN : 9780299231439
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215 pages
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Barbara Pavlock unmasks major figures in Ovids Metamorphoses as surrogates for his narrative persona, highlighting the conflicted revisionist nature of the Metamorphoses. Although Ovid ostensibly validates traditional customs and institutions,MoreBarbara Pavlock unmasks major figures in Ovids Metamorphoses as surrogates for his narrative persona, highlighting the conflicted revisionist nature of the Metamorphoses. Although Ovid ostensibly validates traditional customs and institutions, instability is in fact a defining feature of both the core epic values and his own poetics. The Image of the Poet explores issues central to Ovids poetics- the status of the image, the generation of plots, repetition, opposition between refined and inflated epic style, the reliability of the narrative voice, and the interrelation of rhetoric and poetry. The work explores the constructed author and complements recent criticism focusing on the reader in the text.