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Título: The Roman Novel The 'Satyricon' Of Petronius...
Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Año de publicación: 1970
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good+
Edición: First Edition.
Owner's signature. Slight bumping to tail of spine. Some rubbing to ends of dust wrapper spine. Some fading to dust wrapper spine. Some spotting to rear panel of dust wrapper. Bookseller's price sticker to front fold of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; xiv, 272 pages. Brown cloth boards with red and gilt spine label. Page dimensions: 217mm x 133mm. ; 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 7931
Sinopsis: "The Satyricon" of Petronius and the "Metamorphoses" (or "The Golden Ass") of Apuleius are the only novels written at Rome before AD 200 to have survived. The genre is the comic romance, the literature of relaxation in the ancient world. This study defines the genre and sets it in the context of other forms of fiction of the period. It shows that both Petronius and Apuleius introduced important innovations into the traditional comic romance. A critical study of "The Satyricon" is included, with a separate chapter on Trimalchio's feast, a central comic episode of the book. "The Golden Ass" is similarly examined, again with special analysis of its centre piece, the story of Cupid and Psyche. The book assesses the later influence of the two novels on the mainstream of European picaresque fiction.
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