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  - Trina - Goodreads

This rather anachronistic, decidedly un-bowdlerized translation of Catullus' poems is my favorite of the translations I've read so far. It's overtly bawdy and poignant by turns. Read full review

Review: Catullus

User Review  - Goodreads

This rather anachronistic, decidedly un-bowdlerized translation of Catullus' poems is my favorite of the translations I've read so far. It's overtly bawdy and poignant by turns. 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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