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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 5–13.
Published: 01 August 2022
... between eighteenth-century philosopher Giambattista Vico and the writer James Joyce. This essay traces the arc of his intellectual journey from its classical sources (Hermes and Hesiod) to his late confrontation with Vico and Joyce, from which he concluded, “There comes a time—I believe we...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 205–214.
Published: 01 August 2022
... liturgical list of names is propelled by devotion to the feminine and to language, above all to Kalliopê, chiefest of Muses. The gift of the Muses to mortals, Brown argues, is a poetical politics essential in the ongoing iron age described by Hesiod. Poetry as prayer—yet the Muses make it new, “so everything...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 175–176.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns that Brown gave for his “To Greet the Return of the Gods” class of 1970 and 1971. The workbook introduced undergraduates to the Greek alphabet, gave references for lecture material written on the blackboard, and provided a bibliography. Intended as a pedagogical tool, each...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 39–44.
Published: 01 August 2022
...” or demotic aspect of stolen language may take its character originally from Prometheus, the “original troublemaker” whom Nobby discusses in his introduction to Hesiod's ( 1953 : 28, 35) Theogony : an incurable thief, who is also “the champion of the working classes.” 4 What's more, Hermes is the master...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., is not to analyze but to re-create mythic consciousness by mythopoeic activity. The lectures try to show the way by transforming the conventional mode of academic discourse into a more poetical and sacred style. In the use of classical and primitive source materials (Hesiod's Theogony and Jerome Rothenberg's...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., yet is constitutive of the humans16 and thus assembles them as the community of default. 16. Protagoras’s narration of the myth is itself doubled up on by Stiegler’s reading of Jean-Pierre­ Vernant’s reading of the poems of Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days. The Hesiodic reading furnishes...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 119–137.
Published: 01 August 2005
... mythical (we must remember that he is the translator of Hesiod’s Theogony,15 where myth stood in for philosophy, was prior to it), and thus rather than a turn to the past, he affirms a mystical sublation into the future—a return of an animism 15. Hesiod, Theogony, trans. and intro. Norman O. Brown...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 45–53.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on metamorphosis were key documents in their early relationship, heavily discussed and annotated in letters located in the Brown papers at Santa Cruz. 5 Hermes the Thief and Brown's introduction to Hesiod's Theogony were also important, but it was Love's Body that dominated Duncan's thought. Its episodic...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2022
...). In that 1947 book, the subject of humor surfaces in the discussion of the parody of Homer and Hesiod in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes . This is said to be “based on a calculated incongruity between the subject matter and the epic language used” (Brown [ 1947 ] 1969: 134). Laughter is not the focus here...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... only be anthropomorphic because it is a human creation. That he articulates this thought in order to criticize the anthropomor- phic mythology of Homer and Hesiod, being thus the first to suggest that divinity may be precisely what cannot be conceptualized, is the tragic confirmation of the fact...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to such poetry, as Love's Body affirmed and Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis showed in intertextually rich chapters on Daphne, Actaeon, the Georgics of Hesiod and Virgil, William, Blake, and related visionary poets and world scholars, was to project even more metaphor, more prophecy, more transfiguration...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
...”: The day dawned when truth moved over from the ritualized act— potent and just—of enunciation to settle on what was enunciated itself: its meaning, its form, its object and its relation to what it referred to. A division emerged between Hesiod and Plato, separat...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 73–124.
Published: 01 May 2016
... involving thought about the heavens and expansion of the self can be demonstrated outside of literary criticism proper or else in areas tangential to it, starting with Homer and Hesiod and then the earliest Greek philosophers, who in turn inspired prose writers (sophists, public figures like...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 1–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... phenomena that are too light to matter, such as dreams. Foam is a “physical saturnalia” (Sloterdijk 2004: 28), and as a form of matter it also edges on the immaterial and may be crucial to the workings of matter’s purported opposite, Geist (31). Present in Hesiod, the Mahabharata, and contemporary...