Ovid Recalled

Author: L. P. Wilkinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107480302
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Originally published in 1955, this introductory text was created for the general reader or students of the classics seeking a greater understanding of Ovid.

Les m tamorphoses du handicap de 1970 nos jours

Author: Henri-Jacques Stiker
Publisher: PUG
ISBN: 9782706115141
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A la manière dont on parle de la question sociale, il est légitime de parler de la question du handicap, tant elle comporte d'enjeux fondamentaux pour les individus et la société. La traversée des quarante dernières années le montre en abondance dès lors qu'on ne se contente pas de suivre les événements, qu'ils soient législatifs, institutionnels, médiatiques ou juridiques, à leur seul plan factuel. En analysant la condition des personnes handicapées, et en s'attardant sur certaines affaires qui ont remué l'opinion publique, on rejoint les grands problèmes humains de la souffrance, de la reconnaissance mutuelle, du respect, de la lutte pour la vie épanouie, du droit à la solidarité, de l'expression de la sexualité. En scrutant les batailles théoriques, la notion de handicap se révèle complexe et riche, et finit par devenir un paradigme social général, à discuter. Des horizons nouveaux s'ouvrent grâce aux mouvements des personnes handicapées qui se sont levées pour prendre la parole en leur nom propre. Le développement des technologies, comme l'influence des instances européennes, invitent à penser des rôles et des statuts inédits. Le parcours proposé, de l'avant 1975 à l'après 2005, deux références législatives importantes, constitue une sorte d'histoire contemporaine anthropologique qui met à jour les métamorphoses, c'est-à-dire les changements d'aspects et de caractères, d'une réalité qui renvoie au défi d'être singulier avec les autres.

Verdi s Theater

Author: Gilles de Van
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226143705
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In this innovative study, Gilles de Van focuses on an often neglected aspect of Verdi's operas: their effectiveness as theater. De Van argues that two main aesthetic conceptions underlie all of Verdi's works: that of the "melodrama" and the "musical drama." In the melodrama the composer relies mainly on dramatic intensity and the rhythm linking various stages of the plot, using exemplary characters and situations. But in the musical drama reality begins to blur, the musical forms lose their excessively neat patterns, and doubt and ambiguity undermine characters and situations, reflecting the crisis of character typical of modernity. Although melodrama tends to dominate Verdi's early work and musical drama his later, both aesthetics are woven into all his operas: musical drama is already present in Ernani (1844), and melodrama is still present in Otello (1887). Indeed, much of the interest and originality of Verdi's operas lies in his adherence to both these contradictory systems, allowing the composer/dramatist to be simultaneously classical and modern, traditionalist and innovator.

The French Romantics

Author: Donald G. Charlton
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521277792
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Volume 2 of Charlton's survey of the French Romantics, which seeks to reassess their collective achievement and continuing value.

Challenges of Translation in French Literature

Author: Richard Bales
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039102952
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In celebrating the academic career and practice of a distinguished scholar of French literature, this volume concentrates on one of Peter Broome's major preoccupations and attainments: translation. Eschewing a dogmatic, theoretical approach, the contributors (former colleagues and students) tackle four rich areas of study: modern anglophone poets' reactions to, and translations of, authors with whom they have closely identified (Racine, the Symbolists, Saint-John Perse, Valery); problematics of translating specific poets of recent centuries (Rimbaud, Mallarme, Valery, Cesaire, some contemporary poets); reception and interaction in two foreign countries (Australia, Spain); and a more fluid interpretation of translation, moving the notion across into wider realms of literary expression (Mallarme, Proust, Assia Djebar). A focalising feature, punctuating the volume, are Peter Broome's own translations of hitherto unpublished poems by five major contemporary French writers: Jean-Paul Auxemery, Marie-Claire Bancquart, Louise Herlin, Venus Khoury-Ghata and Jean-Charles Vegliante. The book thus intertwines theory and practice in a non-prescriptive manner which invites further elaboration and analysis."

Ovid s Lovers

Author: Victoria Rimell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521862191
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Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.