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“Best of the World’s Classics”: Derek Walcott Between Classics and the Classic

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining a wide range of Walcott’s poetry, plays, and essays, this chapter looks at Walcott’s use of mimesis and mimicry, his espousal of rereading and rewriting, his privileging of “decomposition” ... More


Stranger in Paradise: Dante and Epic Style

Frank Shovlin

in Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Dante’s epic renaissance poem The Divine Comedy provides a key influence and scaffold for That They May Face the Rising Sun with Ruttledge playing the part of Dante and ... More


Waller, Tasso, and Marvell’s Last Instructions to a Painter

Timothy Raylor

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a passage in Marvell’s Last Instructions to a Painter concerned with the death of Archibald Douglas. While the passage might, considered in isolation, appear to be arbitrarily ... More


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