Intertextuality and the Reading of Roman Poetry

Intertextuality and the Reading of Roman Poetry

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Intertextuality describes the process by which a literary text refers to another text. In this volume, the theories of intertextuality and readership are applied to passages from the poems of Vergil, Horace, Ovid, and Catullus. Individual chapters discuss author, persona, text, reader, addressee, and the ancient Roman reader. Edmunds (classics, Rutgers U.) also analyzes recent theoretical models to argue that allusion has no linguistic or semiotic basis but is purely a matter of reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Johns Hopkins University Press

How can we explain the process by which a literary text refers to another text? For the past decade and a half, intertextuality has been a central concern of scholars and readers of Roman poetry. InIntertextuality and the Reading of Roman Poetry, Lowell Edmunds proceeds from such fundamental concepts as "author," "text," and "reader," which he then applies to passages from Vergil, Horace, Ovid, and Catullus. Edmunds combines close readings of poems with analysis of recent theoretical models to argue that allusion has no linguistic or semiotic basis: there is nothingin addition to the alluding words that causes the allusion or the reference to be made. Intertextuality is a matter of reading.



Blackwell North Amer
How can we explain the process by which a literary text refers to another text? For the past decade and a half, intertextuality has been a central concern of scholars and readers of Roman poetry. In Intertextuality and the Reading of Roman Poetry, Lowell Edmunds proceeds from such fundamental concepts as "author," "text," and "reader," which he then applies to passages from Vergil, Horace, Ovid, and Catullus. Edmunds combines close readings of poems with analysis of recent theoretical models to argue that allusion has no linguistic or semiotic basis: there is nothing in addition to the alluding words that causes the allusion or the reference to be made. Intertextuality is a matter of reading.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780801875403
0801875404
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 201 pages)
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