By Laurel Fulkerson
Ovid's Heroides, a listing of letters via girls who've been abandoned, has too usually been tested as in basic terms a lament. In a brand new departure, this e-book portrays the ladies of the Heroides as a neighborhood of authors. Combining shut readings of the texts and their mythological backgrounds with severe tools, the booklet argues that the issues of similarity among the various letters of the Heroides, so usually derided by means of smooth critics, characterize a super exploitation of intratextuality, within which the Ovidian heroine self-consciously models herself as an alluding writer inspired by means of what she has learn in the Heroides. faraway from being naive and impotent sufferers, consequently, the heroines are remarkably astute, if no longer regularly winning, at adapting textual suggestions that they understand as necessary for reaching their very own ends. With this new procedure Professor Fulkerson exhibits that the Heroides articulate a fictional poetic, mirroring modern practices of poetic composition.
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