Virgil

David E. Slavitt

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December 25, 1991

ISBN: 9780300051025
Paper

"David Slavitt's splendid irreverence toward one of the major icons of western poetry produces, with its intelligence, the kind of atmosphere in which a classic poet can truly live instead of simply eliciting lip-service. It is a signal tribute to Slavitt that his hard-headedness, his refusal to be fooled, does not exclude the sense of glory."—James Dickey

"The series of Hermes Books from Yale University Press, under the general editorship of John Herington, has the laudable aim of bringing humane and humanist attention to the Greek and Roman classical writers. . . . Slavitt's Virgil is a sensible, informed, and entertaining introduction to the latest . . . Virgil."—Donald Lyons, New Criterion

"Slavitt's book is witty, intelligent, graceful, and a wonderful guide for those of us who don't know as much Latin as we ought to and have thus been deprived of some of the greatest poetry ever written."—Virginia Quarterly Review

"This volume belongs in undergraduate libraries for use by the Latinless."—Choice

"A timely book that documents in one volume disparate voices on narcissism. . . . These ten chapters from different traditions of psychoanalysis serve their respective traditions as well. . . This volume belongs to the bookshelf of every psychoanalytic teacher, scholar, or student."—Maurice Apprey, Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews

"Vergilians everywhere, read this book and find delight."—Susan Ford Wiltshire, Classical World

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