n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Horace in Dialogue: Bakhtinian Readings in the Satires, Suzanne Sharland : book review
|Article Title||Horace in Dialogue: Bakhtinian Readings in the Satires, Suzanne Sharland : book review|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||225 - 227|
In this reworking of Suzanne Sharland's doctoral thesis she took into consideration, inter alia, the approaches of one of the most impenetrable literary critics of the 20th century (Bakhtin) to arrive at a better understanding of the work of an ancient author. Her objective was to clarify the impact of layered dialogue in Horace's Satires. To my reading of the whole she did this with remarkable success. The book is noteworthy for its clarity of style and for presenting the complex arguments it makes in a persuasive and accessible manner.
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