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- DescriptionIn the Heroides the Roman poet Ovid wittily plucks 15 abandoned heriones from ancient myth and literature and creates the fiction that each woman writes a letter to the hero who left her behind. But in giving voice to these heroines, is Ovid writing like a woman, or writing Woman like a man? Using feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to examine the female voice in the Heroides , Sara H. Lindheim closely reads these fictive letters. She points out that in Ovid's verse epistles all the women represent themselves in a strikingly similar and disjointed fashion. Lindheim turns to Lacanian theory of desire to explain these curious and hauntingly repetitive representations of the heroines in the female voice . Lindheim's approach illuminates what these poems reveal about both masculine and feminine constructions of the feminine.
- Author BiographySara H. Lindheim is assistant professor of classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Author(s)Sara H. Lindheim
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication06/10/2003
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWisconsin Studies in Classics
- Place of PublicationWisconsin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Volume editorPatricia A. Rosenmeyer
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