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Decadence’s Gay Legacy

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book concludes with a discussion on the gay legacy of literary decadence and its influence on C. P. Cavafy's poetic expression of homosexuality, and how it continues to play a role in the ... More


Poetics and Precedents in Archilochus’ Erotic Imagery

Laura Swift

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Archilochus’ imagery and its relationship to his poetic precedents. It argues that Archilochus’ use of imagery is highly creative, and that he reworks conventional motifs in a ... More


Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Marco Fantuzzi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Iliad is a poem whose events revolve around the “anger” of Achilles, and his personal fierceness and pursuit of glory remain, despite different and more complex nuances, the prevailing features ... More


John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Margret Fetzer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Ever since their rediscovery in the 1920s, John Donne's writings have been praised for their energy, vigour and drama – yet so far, no attempt has been made to approach and systematically define ... More


The Scent of Strong-Smelling Phrases: Cornwall's Popular Eroticism

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Bryan Cornwall's contemporary popularity through an analysis of his poetics of erotic containment. It explains that while Cornwall's erotic poetry is often deeply subversive, he ... More


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