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Ovid's Heroines

Ovid's Heroines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Translated by Pollard, Clare
By Ovid

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Ovid's Heroides, written in Rome some time between 25 and 16 BC, was once his most popular work. The title translates as Heroines, and it's a series of poems in the voices of women from Greek and Roman myth - including Phaedra, Medea, Penelope and Ariadne - addressed to the men t...hey love. It has been claimed as both the first book of dramatic monologues and the first of epistolary fiction. It's also a radical text in its literary transvestism, and the way it often presents the same story from very different, subjective perspectives. For a long time it was Ovid's most influential work, loved by Chaucer, Dante, Marlowe, Shakespeare and Donne, and translated by Dryden and Pope. Clare Pollard's new translation rediscovers Ovid's Heroines for the 21st century, with a cast of women who are brave, bitchy, sexy, suicidal, horrifying, heartbreaking and surprisingly modern. Two of the most popular poetry books of recent times have been Ted Hughes's new version of Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife, dramatic monologues by women from myth and history giving their side of the story. Clare Pollard's new take on Ovid's Heroines is another book in that vein, bringing classic tales to life for modern readers.
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ISBN 9781852249762
Released NZ 27 Jun 2013
Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Latin)
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ISBN-13 9781852249762
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Imprint Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Released 27 Jun 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from Latin
Author(s) Translated by Pollard, Clare
By Ovid
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 871.01
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ovid, Epistolary poetry, Latin - Translations into English
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade