Ovid's Lovers: Desire, Difference and the Poetic Imagination (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ovid's Lovers Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.
- Published: 30 July 2009
- Format: Paperback 244 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521117807 ISBN 10: 0521117801
- Sales rank: 1,206,863
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Central to Ovid's elegiac texts and his Metamorphoses is his preoccupation with how desiring subjects interact and seduce each other. This major study, which shifts the focus in Ovidian criticism from intertextuality to intersubjectivity, explores the relationship between self and other, and in particular that between male and female worlds, which is at the heart of Ovid's vision of poetry and the imagination. A series of close readings, focusing on both the more celebrated and less studied parts of the corpus, moves beyond the more often-asked questions of Ovid, such as whether he is 'for' or 'against' women, in order to explore how gendered subjects converse, compete and co-create. It illustrates how the tale of Medusa, alongside that of Narcissus, reverberates throughout Ovid's oeuvre, becoming a fundamental myth for his poetics. This book offers a compelling, often troubling portrait of Ovid that will appeal to classicists and all those interested in gender and difference.