n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Horace in Dialogue: Bakhtinian Readings in the Satires, Suzanne Sharland : book review

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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In this reworking of Suzanne Sharland's doctoral thesis she took into consideration, , 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 . 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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