By Gilbert Highet
Initially released in 1949, Gilbert Highet's seminal The Classical culture is a herculean feat of comparative literature and a landmark book within the heritage of classical reception. As Highet states within the beginning traces of his Preface, this booklet outlines "the leader ways that Greek and Latin impression has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America". With that easy assertion, Highet takes his reader on a sweeping exploration of the background of western literature. To summarize what he covers is a near-impossible activity. Discussions of Ovid and French literature of the center a long time and Chaucer's engagement with Virgil and Cicero lead, speedily, into arguments of Christian as opposed to "pagan" works within the Renaissance, Baroque imitations of Seneca, and the (re)birth of satire. development momentum via Byron, Tennyson, and the increase of "art of art's sake", Highet, finally, arrives at his end: the start and institution of modernism. notwithstanding his humanist type might seem out-of-date in today's postmodernist international, there's a worth to making sure this influential paintings reaches a brand new iteration, and Highet's mild contact and persuasive, enticing voice warrantly the book's usefulness for a modern viewers. certainly, the ebook is freed from the jargon-filled variety of literary feedback that plagues a lot of present scholarship. followed through a brand new foreword by way of renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will allow new readers to understand the large legacy of classical literature within the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and glossy Europe and the USA.
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