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The Resource After Callimachus : poems, Stephanie Burt ; foreword by Mark Payne

After Callimachus : poems, Stephanie Burt ; foreword by Mark Payne

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After Callimachus : poems
Title
After Callimachus
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Burt ; foreword by Mark Payne
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is a collection of free translations from the ancient Greek poet Callimachus, whose surviving work includes the Aitia, a narrative elegy; the Iambi, short poems on occasional themes; and the Hecale, a small-scale epic. The poet and critic Stephanie Burt has written contemporary adaptations of what she calls "Callimachus's lyric, epigrammatic, and narrative genius for our times." These are not literal translations for students of Greek, but instead free translations intended to bring poetry of classical antiquity into modern verse. Considered a major poet in Greek and European readings but not yet in English, Callimachus is remembered for a few sayings, among them "mega biblion, mega kakon": a big, or long, or great book (an epic, for example) is a great evil, or a big, bad thing. Burt's intention is to make Callimachus' "miniaturist, irony-loving, anti-macho sensibility" more accessible to Anglophone readers, with the advantage that Callimachus "speaks without centuries of great English poets who have already adapted him." The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation embraces a wide geographic and temporal range, from Scandinavia to Latin America to the subcontinent of India, from the Tang Dynasty to Europe of the modern day. It especially emphasizes poets who are established in their native lands and who are being introduced to an English-speaking audience"--
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1971-
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Burt, Stephanie
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U7695
LC item number
A68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Callimachus
  • Payne, Mark
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Series statement
The Lockert library of poetry in translation
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Callimachus
Target audience
adolescent
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After Callimachus : poems, Stephanie Burt ; foreword by Mark Payne
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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MSTDDA6174439
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1 online resource ( xxv, 175 pages.):
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online
Isbn
9780691201917
Lccn
2019051813
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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After Callimachus : poems, Stephanie Burt ; foreword by Mark Payne
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDA6174439
Extent
1 online resource ( xxv, 175 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691201917
Lccn
2019051813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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