eBook PDF / e-Pub Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics

Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics (Rating: 3.52 - 2597 votes)

Reading books Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics - Read Online or Download Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics by Book For Free. Available forma: PDF, TXT , ePub , PDB , RTF, Audio Books Alexander Riddiford full text books
Title:Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics
Format Type:Ebook
Author:
Publisher:Not Avail
ISBN:0191626031
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:295
Category:Manga

Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics by Alexander Riddiford

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Madly After the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and His Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics Madly after the Muses examines the use of Graeco Roman samplings in the Bengali works of Michael Madhusudan Datta the nineteenth century poet and playwright His oeuvre which includes a Bengali play dramatizing a Hindu version of the Judgement of Paris a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana using various Vergilian and Homeric tropes a Hindu response to Ovid s Heroides and a Bengali prose version of the first half of Homer s Iliad utilize the Greek and Roman classics in a surprising and subversive way Though steeped in contemporary British literary culture Madhusudan s Bengali works bypassed the literary trends of his British contemporaries and most strikingly used the Western classics to defy the hegemonic elite culture of the Hindu pundits He treated traditional Hindu material with innovations inspired by the literature of the Graeco Roman world and provided an Orientalist Indo European reading of the ancient cultures of India and Europe By subverting contemporary British constructions of what constituted classical he also highlighted counter currents within the Western classical discourse In this volume Riddiford introduces new texts and contexts to the fields of classical reception and postcolonial scholarship and includes appendices with translated excerpts from Bengali works not previously translated into English He also examines the Bengali poet s classical education drawing on new material from various archives to show that he was given a rigorous British style classical education offering a surprising early chapter in the story of the dissemination and reception of the Graeco Roman classics in India