Catullus Epub º Paperback

Catullus Epub º The most popular of the Roman poets, Catullus is known for the accessibility of his witty and erotic love poems In this book Charles Martin, himself a poet, offers a deeper reading of Catullus, revealing the art and intelligence behind the seemingly spontaneous verse Martin considers Catullus s life, habits of composition, and the circumstances in which he worked He places .



The most popular of the Roman poets, Catullus is known for the accessibility of his witty and erotic love poems In this book Charles Martin, himself a poet, offers a deeper reading of Catullus, revealing the art and intelligence behind the seemingly spontaneous verse Martin considers Catullus s life, habits of composition, and the circumstances in which he worked He places him among the modernists of his age, who created a new ironic and subjective poetics, and he shows the affinity between Catullus and the modernists of our own age Martin offers original interpretations of Catullus s poems, viewing the love poems to Lesbia as a unified, artfully arranged poetic sequence, and the short poems, often dismissed as unworthy of serious critical attention, as the irreverent products of a sophisticated poetic innovator Unlike Horace, Virgil, and Ovid, Catullus did not influence our literary culture until the beginning of the modern era, but he is now regarded as a poet who speaks to our age with a singular directness Pointing to Catullus s self awareness, playfulness, and comic invention and to the elaborate complexity of his experiments in poetic form, Martin gives both the scholar and the general reader a fresh appreciation of his poetic art