Secret of the Muses Retold: Classical Influences on Italian Authors of the Twentieth Century

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Precious repositories of ancient wisdom? Musty relics of outmoded culture? Timeless paragons of artistic achievement? Hegemonic tools of intellectual repression? Just what are the classics, anyway, and why do (or should) we still pay so much attention to them? What is the literary canon? What is myth, and how do we use it? These are some of the questions that gave rise to John Kirby's "Secret of the Muses Retold." This new study of works by five twentieth-century Italian writers investigates the abiding influence of the ...

Secret of the Muses Retold: Classical Influences on Italian Authors of the Twentieth Century 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226437484

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Secret of the Muses Retold: Classical Influences on Italian Authors of the Twentieth Century 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226437477

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