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Aristophanes has enjoyed a conspicuous revival in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Greece. Here, Gonda Van Steen provides the first critical analysis of the role of the classical Athenian playwright in modern Greek culture, explaining how the sociopolitical "venom" of Aristophanes' verses remains relevant and appealing to modern Greek audiences. Deriding or challenging well-known figures and conservative values, Aristophanes' comedies transgress authority and continue to speak to many social groups in Greece who have found in him a witty, pointed, and accessible champion from their "native" tradition.
The book addresses the broader issues reflected in the poet's revival: political and linguistic nationalism, literary and cultural authenticity versus creativity, censorship, and social strife. Van Steen's discussion ranges from attitudes toward Aristophanes before and during Greece's War of Independence in the 1820s to those during the Cold War, from feminist debates to the significance of the popular music integrated into comic revival productions, from the havoc transvestite adaptations wreaked on gender roles to the political protest symbolized by Karolos Koun's directorial choices.
Crossing boundaries of classical philology, critical theory, and performance studies, the book encourages us to reassess Aristophanes' comedies as both play-acts and modern methods of communication. Van Steen uses material never before accessible in English as she proves that Aristophanes remains Greece's immortal comic genius and political voice.
From the Back Cover:
"This is a good subject, which has never been properly explored before, and it deserves a well-researched book devoted to it.... Because Aristophanes is so obviously vulgar, popular and accessible, his work cuts across the dichotomy between the elevation of Ancient Greece as noble and pure versus its repudiation as elitist and exclusive. Van Steen explores these intertwining political and cultural dialectics with knowledge and finesse."--Oliver Taplin, Oxford University
"Van Steen's intellectual horizon extends beyond classical philology, to include critical theory and performance theory . . . Her arguments and foci are refreshing."--"Stratos Constantinidis, Ohio State University
Titolo: Venom in Verse
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP87594856
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94603665
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691009562
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910095684.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910095683.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Hardcover with dust jacket. VG/G. Dust jacket is edge worn and scuffed. Some discoloration along bottom edge of dust jacket. Else good. 284 pp. Codice libro della libreria 440935
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dustcover. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 010176
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Very clean, tight and bright. Codice libro della libreria 014054
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press 2000, 2000. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Very near fine book with the impression of an erased price on the top end of the free end paper in a very near fine dust jacket with slight edge creasing mostly at the foot of the spine and other minor surface wear/pressure marking to the lamination of the covers. First edition, first printing. Codice libro della libreria 2004 34
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. This is an ex-library book that is in new condition. Has no stamps, only two stickers, pages are clean and it was never read *** Hard-Bound with dust-cover *** Princeton University Press. Codice libro della libreria A-PUP-14675