The Invention of Literature: From Greek Intoxication to the Latin Book

4,33 valoración promedio
( 3 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780801858642: The Invention of Literature: From Greek Intoxication to the Latin Book

"Antiquity, which is claimed to have invented literature, philosophy, and history, humanism, human rights, and democracy, is called upon to vouch for us, the Europeans of today, in the face of the passing centuries, by demonstrating that our own civilization cannot possibly be mortal since it is civilization itself... But there is another, more disorienting way of using antiquity. The present work would like to suggest a rediscovery of the alienness of the ancients, for this would be a way of rediscovering ourselves in all our repressed diversity." -- from the Introduction.

Writing, so often claimed as the necessary tool for social and individual progress, has another history. In classical Greece, writing was looked upon with suspicion, an attempt to subject the reader to the writer's will. The spread of books and their exaltation announced the victory of conquerors. In antiquity, writing was not written for a literary public but for private ceremonies, trade, and secrecy.

The invention of literature, writes Florence Dupont, is recent, and its classical ancestry is not firm. Rather than representing solely the remains of a network of readers and writers, the odes, epics, tales, and dramas of Greece and Rome had a much more diversified background and purpose. Some works were intended to be read in groups; other works were not meant to be read at all. The pleasures of reading -- a vital characteristic of literature -- were tied up in pleasures that were by no means private or intellectual.

Resisting the traditional temptation to project current tastes and beliefs backward upon Greece and Rome, The Invention of Literature presents classical writings in all their differences. The labor of understanding a lyric or an epic as it was understood in its time requires a radical reconsideration of what reading is and what it means.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Book Description:

Understanding a lyric or an epic as it was understood in its time requires a radical reconsideration of what reading is--and what it means.

About the Author:

Florence Dupont is a professor at the Université de Nancy II. Her other books include Le plaisir et la loi, La vie quotidienne du citoyen romain sous la République, and Homere et Dallas: Introduction à la critique anthropologique. Janet Lloyd is the translator of numerous academic books in the humanities, most recently The Spears of Twilight by Philippe Descola (awarded the Scott-Moncrieff prize for translation) and Sun Yat-sen by Marie-Claire Bergere.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,95
De Estados Unidos de America a España

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Professor Florence Dupont, Lady Janet Lloyd (Translator)
Editorial: The Johns Hopkins University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 080185864X ISBN 13: 9780801858642
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX080185864X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 38,03
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,95
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Dupont, Professor Florence
Editorial: The Johns Hopkins University P (1999)
ISBN 10: 080185864X ISBN 13: 9780801858642
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Johns Hopkins University P, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11080185864X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 17,06
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Johns Hopkins University Hospital Staff and Floren
ISBN 10: 080185864X ISBN 13: 9780801858642
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808018586421.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 21,34
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Professor Florence Dupont
ISBN 10: 080185864X ISBN 13: 9780801858642
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
stressfreebooks
(Bay City, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. *FIRST EDITION* Brand new copy. Ships fast secure, expedited available!. Nº de ref. de la librería 3UBDHI0001TW

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 37,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 21,33
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Professor Florence Dupont
Editorial: The Johns Hopkins University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 080185864X ISBN 13: 9780801858642
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M080185864X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 59,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 32,44
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío