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From A Sabine Jar : Reading Horace , Odes 1.9

Edmunds , Lowell

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ISBN 10: 0807820083 / ISBN 13: 9780807820087
Published by Univ of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1992
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Title: From A Sabine Jar : Reading Horace , Odes ...

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1992

Book Condition:Very Good with DJ

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition / First Printing.

Book Type: Hardcover

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This book is a detailed study of a single poem -- Horace, Odes 1.9 -- often called 'The Soracte Ode' after the mountain named in its second line. Although more than seventy articles and parts of books have been devoted to this twenty-four line poem since the beginning of the last century, Lowell Edmunds is the first scholar to apply developments in literary theory from outside the field of classics to a discussion of the ode. Specifically, he uses Hans Robert Jauss's essay on Baudelaire's "Spleen (II)" as a model for his study.

According to Edmunds, attempts to answer aesthetic questions about ancient lyric poems typically begin with philological or historical facts -- which scholars present as new evidence, heretofore undiscovered or misunderstood -- and proceed to an analysis built on those facts. Edmunds argues that contemporary literary theory provides a different way of reconciling the aestheic and historical claims of a lyric poem, ancient or modern. He then takes a fresh look at Horace's poem, employing Jauss's method of performing three successive readings of the text: the first aesthetic or perceptual, the second interpretive, and the third historicist.

In this hermeneutic Jaussian approach, Edmunds shows, the unity of the poem appears in the process of reading rather than, as in a philological approach, in the analysis of it. Moreover, he labels an emphasis on the act of reading itself, distinct from analysis, as the main difference between philological and hermeneutical ways of understanding a poem. Focusing on this contrast, he surveys the history of the ode's reception and scholarly interpretation. In the final chapter, he briefly considers deconstruction as an alternative critical method. Assessing the rival claims of hermeneutics, deconstruction, and philology as interpretive tools, Edmunds concludes by favoring hermeneutics.

Originally published in 1992.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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"A book about Odes 1.9 ? It seems audacious. I can only say that the experiment works; that Edmunds conveys fresh insights; better still, that he makes us reflect critically on the advantages but also on the presuppositions and limitations inherent in the various approaches on which he builds. Do I hear a challenge, 'Go thou and do likewise,' for Horace's other 102 odes?"--Kenneth Reckford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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