OVID'S METAMORPHOSES IN EUROPEAN CULTURE

Volume One, Treating Books 1-5

BY WILMON BRFWER

The companion volume to Ovid's Metamorphoses in blank verse by Brookes More

The Cornhill Publishing Company, Boston, Mass.


REVIEWS AND OPINIONS

The first survey to make a comprehensive study of the Metamorphoses in relation to the entire history of western culture. Evidences of its influence are to be found in tapestry, painting, sculpture, and opera, as well as in the work of a host of major and minor poets. -- The Evansville Courier-Journal.

Mr. Brewer's critique will prove an eye-opener to the average reader of today. The influence of Ovid on European culture is definitely shown by illustration. Here is an excellent opportunity for moderns to find profitable enjoyment by turning back the pages of literature. -- The Knickerbocker.

Mr. Brewer has supplied material of much historical and critical interest. The volume begins by telling the story of Ovid's life. It relates his work to that of his Greek and Roman predecessors, then recounts the influence of Ovid on writers who followed. Complete data is given for each book and each story in the book: the origin of the tale, Ovid's treatment of it, subsequent use of the tale by classic, medieval, and modern poets and prose writers of Europe. This comprehensive survey, which has its own clarity of style and contains much new material, is a fine piece of scholarly work in itself, as well as a

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Sonnets and Sestinas
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • SONNETS 1
  • Single Sonnets 3
  • Sonnets from the Chinese 19
  • Sonnets for Christmas Time 27
  • SESTINAS 39
  • Single Sestinas 41
  • Double Sestinas 77
  • HISTORY OF THE SONNET 91
  • History of the Sonnet 93
  • HISTORY OF THE SESTINA 179
  • History of the Sestina 181
  • INDEX OF AUTHORS 215
  • INDEX OF POETICAL FORMS 229
  • INDEX OF POETICAL FORMS: THE SESTINA 235
  • SHAKESPEARE'S INFLUENCE ON SIR WALTER SCOTT 237
  • DANTE'S ECLOGUES - The Poetical Correspondence between Dante and Giovanni Del Virgilio 239
  • OVID'S METAMORPHOSES IN EUROPEAN CULTURE 242
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