Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic

Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic

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ISBN: 0271008059 / Publisher: Penn State University Press, August 1992

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For too long, says Colomb (English, U. of Illinois), we have accepted the interpretation of Augustan mock-epics put forth by scholars of the Romantic movement that immediately followed it. He identifies formal expectations of the genre, discusses the hazy border between historic and poetic concerns, and distinguishes them from the Horatian epistles that they are often lumped with. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Read More
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