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The Art of Love - Ovid, David Malouf, James Michie
The Art of Love
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In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable... show more
In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious Roman’s mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he reveals love’s timeless dilemmas and Ovid’s enduring brilliance as both poet and cultural critic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375761171 (0375761179)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 199
Edition language: English
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Lotus wild over sakura rated it
4.0 The Art of Love (Modern Library Classics)
Do I need to say anything more??Now, only if I could figure out a way to play the James Brown track.
carey
carey rated it
No wonder he was banished!
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Bizarre to my 2011 sensibilities, more than a bit misogynist...hilarious.
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