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020 _a978-0-691-13136-8
040 _aUCA-HUM
100 1 _aGaisser, Julia Haig
245 1 4 _aThe fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass :
_ba study in transmission and reception /
_cJulia Haig Gaisser
260 _aPrinceton :
_bPrinceton University,
300 _aXIII, 365 p., [8] h. de lám. :
_bil. ;
_c23 cm
490 0 0 _aMartin classical lectures
500 _aÍndice
504 _aBibliografía: p. [319]-353
520 _aThis book traces the transmission and reception of one of the most influential novels in Western literature. "The Golden Ass", the only ancient Roman novel to survive in its entirety, tells of a young man changed into an ass by magic and his bawdy adventures and narrow escapes before the goddess Isis changes him back again. Its centerpiece is the famous story of Cupid and Psyche. Julia Gaisser follows Apuleius' racy tale from antiquity through the sixteenth century, tracing its journey from roll to codex in fourth-century Rome, into the medieval library of Monte Cassino, into the hands of Italian humanists, into print, and, finally, over the Alps and into translation in Spanish, French, German, and English. She demonstrates that the novel's reception was linked with Apuleius' reputation as a philosopher and the persona he projected in his works.She relates "Apuleius" and the "Golden Ass" to a diverse cast of important literary and historical figures - including Augustine, Fulgentius, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Bessarion, Boiardo, and Beroaldo. Paying equal attention to the novel's transmission (how it survived) and its reception (how it was interpreted), she places the work in its many different historical contexts, examining its representation in art, literary imitation, allegory, scholarly commentary, and translation. The volume contains several appendixes, including an annotated list of the manuscripts of the Golden Ass. This book is based on the author's Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College in 2000.
600 1 4 _aApuleyo, Lucio.
_xCrítica e interpretación
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