Read e-book online A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic PDF

By Henry Stead

ISBN-10: 0198744889

ISBN-13: 9780198744887

Catullus, some of the most Hellenizing, scandalous, and emotionally expressive of the Roman poets, burst onto the British cultural scene through the Romantic period. It used to be no longer till this socially, politically, and culturally explosive epoch, with its mania for all issues Greek, that Catullus' paintings was once first absolutely translated into English and performed a key function within the countercultural and commercially pushed classicism of the time. formerly marginalized at the traditional
eighteenth-century curriculum as an enthralling yet debauched minor love poet, Catullus was once came upon as an enormous poetic voice within the past due Georgian period by means of reformist emulators-especially within the so-called Cockney School-and received frequent recognize. during this quantity, Henry Stead pioneers a brand new means of
understanding the most important position Catullus performed in shaping Romanticism via studying significant literary engagements with Catullus, from John Nott of Bristol's pioneering book-length bilingual version (1795), to George Lamb's polished verse translation (1821). He identifies the impression of Catullus' poetry within the paintings of various Romantic-era literary and political figures, together with Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Canning, Brougham, and Gifford, demonstrating the measure of its cultural
penetration.

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