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Author Kossman, Nina
Title Gods and Mortals : Modern Poems on Classical Myths
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2001
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- Titans -- Atlas -- Prometheus -- Prometheus and Pandora -- Zeus -- Zeus & Hera/Zeus in Love -- Zeus & Leda -- Zeus & Io -- Zeus & Europa -- Zeus & Alcmene -- Zeus & Ganymede -- Demeter -- Demeter's Grief -- The Abduction of Persephone by Hades -- Apollo -- The Nature of Apollo -- Apollo's Loves -- Apollo & Daphne -- Apollo & Marpessa -- Aphrodite -- Other Olympians -- Athene -- Hermes -- Ares -- Artemis -- Artemis & Actaeon -- Artemis & Endymion -- Hephaestus -- Dionysus -- Dionysus & Pentheus -- Lesser Immortals & Near-Immortals -- Eros -- Pan -- Satyrs -- Centaurs -- Chiron -- Dryads -- Proteus -- Sibyl -- The Way to the Underworld -- The Styx -- Charon -- Cerberus -- Lethe -- Lovers -- Orpheus & Eurydice -- Orpheus Without Eurydice -- The Death of Orpheus -- Philemon & Baucis -- Alcestis -- Transformations -- Echo & Narcissus -- The Death of Narcissus -- Philomela -- Pygmalion & Galatea -- Trespassers -- Phaethon -- Niobe -- Icarus & Daedalus -- Arachne -- Marsyas -- Psyche/Eros & Psyche -- The Condemned -- Sisyphus -- Tantalus -- Heroes -- Perseus -- Heracles -- Jason & The Argonauts -- Jason's Marriage: Medea -- Crete -- Pasiphae -- Ariadne, Theseus, the Minotaur -- Phaedra -- Thebes -- Oedipus -- Troy -- Paris -- Cassandra -- Helen -- Iphigenia -- The War -- Achilles & Patroclus -- Hector -- Priam -- Hecuba -- Menelaus -- After Troy -- The Homecoming of Agamemnon -- Electra -- Orestes & The Furies -- The Wanderings of Aeneas -- Dido & Aeneas -- Aeneas, Exile & Founder -- The Wanderings & The Homecoming of Odysseus -- Far from Ithaca -- Odysseus & Polyphemus -- Odysseus & Circe -- Odysseus & The Sirens -- Odysseus & Calypso -- Odysseus & NausicaÄ -- At Ithaca -- Telemachus -- Glossary -- Index of Poets -- Index of Translators -- Acknowledgments & Permissions
For centuries, poets have looked into the mirror of classical myth to show us the many ways our emotional lives are still reflected in the ancient stories of heroism, hubris, transformation, and loss that myths so eloquently tell. Now, in Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths, wehave the first anthology to gather the great 20th century myth-inspired poems from around the world.Perhaps it is because the myths echo the structure of our unconscious that every new generation of poets finds them a source of inspiration and self-recognition, says Nina Kossman in her introduction to this marvelous collection. Indeed, from Valery, Yeats, Lawrence, Rilke, Akhmatova, andAuden writing in the first half of the century to such contemporary poets as Lucille Clifton, Derek Walcott, Rita Dove, Wislawa Szymborska, and Mark Strand, the material of Greek myth has elicited a poetry of remarkably high achievement. And by organizing the poems first into broad categories suchas Heroes, Lovers, Trespassers, and secondly around particular mythological figures such as Persephone, Orpheus, or Narcissus, readers are treated to a fascinating spectrum of poems on the same subject. For example, the section on Odysseus includes poems by Cavafy, W. S. Merwin, Gregory Corso,Gabriel Zaid, Louise Gluck, Wallace Stevens, and many others. Thus we are allowed to see the familiar Greek hero refracted through the eyes, and sharply varying stylistic approaches, of a wide range of poets from around the world.Here, then, is a collection of extraordinary poems that testifies to--and amply rewards--our ongoing fascination with classical myth
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kossman, Nina Gods and Mortals : Modern Poems on Classical Myths Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2001 9780195133417
Subject Mythology -- Poetry.;Folklore -- Poetry
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