Catullus

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Yale University Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 197 pages
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One of the most popular of the Roman poets, Catullus is known for the accessibility of his witty and erotic love poems. In this book Charles Martin, himself a poet, offers a deeper reading of Catullus, revealing the art and intelligence behind the seemingly spontaneous verse.
  

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Before reading this book, my understanding of Catullus was that he was this clever, wink-at-the-reader kind of poet whose writing was unbelievably ahead of its time (you could easily mistake it for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Chavez - Goodreads

I'm not usually one for overly flowery poetry ("I would kiss you 34392943593 times plus another million oh sweetest one") but there's just a certain something when reading Catullus that comes off as ... Read full review

Contents

THE VERY WORST OF POETS
3
THE BOOK OF CATULLUS
26
LIFE INTO ART
37
OF POETRY AND PLAYFULNESS
67
INVITATIONS AND EXCORIATIONS
92
TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE GIFT
121
ON PASSIONATE VIRTUOSITY IN A POEM
151
NOTES
187
INDEX
193
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Martin is associate professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.

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