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In Search of the Muse: Memories of Love and Lyrics for Imaginary People

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 6 explores the fascinating transition in Yeats's relationship with his Muse that accompanied the subsidence of his wife's role as an oracle and the fading of the erotic dimension of their ... More


The Professor and the Sea Princess: Letters of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel

Marina Frolova-Walker (ed.)

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introductory chapter examines the rich correspondence between Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the soprano Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel, who was his muse between 1898 and 1904. This particular ... More


The Iliadic Catalogue of Ships

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the famous “Catalogue of Ships” from Iliad (2.484–760). It argues that the catalogue functions as a kind of episode that caps off the narrative and thematic structure of Book 2. ... More


Hellenistic Nympholeptoi

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Leaving the city of Athens in the classical period, chapter 6 turns to the countryside of the Hellenistic poets. Hellenistic poets highlight the indeterminacy of nympholeptic encounters, which can ... More


‘Hesiod's races and your own’: Socrates' ‘Hesiodic’ project 1

Helen Van Noorden

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks for a deeper affinity between Plato and Hesiod in this study of the myth of the races of man in the Republic. The central idea is that Plato does not just ‘rework’ the Hesiodic ... More


Chaos corrected: Hesiod in Plato's creation myth

E. E. Pender

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores in detail how Plato's creation narrative in the Timaeus is presented as a ‘scientific’ reworking of the Theogony, taking up and transforming the primal figures from that work, ... More


John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

H. L. Meakin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is a historical and theoretical study of some of John Donne's less frequently discussed poetry and prose; it interrogates various trends that have dominated Donne criticism, such as the ... More


W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Joseph M. Hassett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores how nine fascinating women inspired some of W.B. Yeats's most memorable poetry. Yeats's beliefs about poetic inspiration were remarkably akin to the Greek notion that a great poet ... More


Introduction

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's relationships with nine exceptional women profoundly influenced his poetry. These relationships were especially fruitful because Yeats experienced them in terms of his belief in Muses as ... More


The Apple on the Bough Most Out of Reach: Maud Gonne

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's poems about Maud Gonne were consciously written in the courtly love tradition, ‘the old high way of love,’ as he called it in ‘Adam's Curse,’ Reading these poems as part of the courtly love ... More


Fury: Dorothy Wellesley

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's experimentation with the ideas developed in Per Amica and A Vision took a startling turn in June 1935 when he met Dorothy Wellesley. His letters to Wellesley reflect beliefs that her role as ... More


Finale

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Finale discusses Yeats's final years of life and how those years were enriched by the memories he held of his Muses. The Muse notion was Yeats's way of arranging his experience of women in terms ... More


Women in the Literary Family

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the place of women writers within the metaphorical family of the English literary tradition, considering the use and implications of metaphors of sisterhood and motherhood. It ... More


Culverwel on Selden's Rabbinica: The Limits of a Liberal's Toleration

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter discusses the Cambridge Platonist Nathanael Culverwel’s critique, in his Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature, of three central ideas in Selden’s De Jure: the substitution ... More


Introduction: Origins

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the origins of this book. The book takes its title from the hill of the Muses in ancient Boeotia and the spring located there, and also from an anthology of English poetry — ... More


Donne's Domestic Muse: Engendering Poetry in the Early Verse Letters

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's representations of his relationship with his Muse in his poetry and early verse letters. Almost half of the twenty-two references to a Muse occurred in the verse ... More


Setting the Scene: Questions of Poetic Value in Greek Culture

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Starting from the song of Phemius in Odyssey 1, with the divergent reactions to it of the suitors, Penelope, and Telemachus, this chapter introduces some of the competing views of poetry which ... More


Is there a Poetics in Homer?

Stephen Halliwell

in Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570560
eISBN:
9780191738753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a probing reinterpretation of Homeric scenes and motifs relating to poetry (as ‘song’). Among the material considered is Achilles' solo song in Iliad 9, the Greek army's paeans in ... More


10 Dante’s Beatrice and Victorian Gender Ideology

Julia Straub

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

In 1859 William Gladstone commissioned a painting from William Dyce which became known as Beatrice. A portrait of a young woman wearing a plain Renaissance dress, Beatrice is one of the first ... More


The Tenth Muse: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1693)— Letters and Learning in the Church

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys the autobiographical writings of Spanish America's most famous nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In a series of letters to New Spanish clergy from 1682 to 1691, Sor Juana used the ... More


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