Horace and Housman

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Springer, Dec 5, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 266 pages
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The lyric poems of Horace and Housman are two enigmatic bodies of work that have much in common, and a close reading of each poet's writings can illuminate the other's. This is the first book to provide a detailed, critical comparison between these two poets, and also the first to make use of Housman's unpublished lectures on Horace.
 

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Contents

One Introduction
1
Two Pessimism and Pejorism
17
Three Spring and Death
42
Four Horaces Attitude to Religion
63
Five Religion and Politics in Housman
76
Six Horace and Politics
91
Seven Questions of Integrity and Consistency
116
Eight Form and Content
147
Nine Housman Literary Criticism and the Classics
173
Ten Housmans Criticism of Horace
198
Notes
223
Bibliography
247
Index of References to Horaces and Housmans poems
261
General Index
263
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Richard Gaskin is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK.