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E. R. Dodds (1893–1979)

Teoksen The Greeks and the Irrational tekijä

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E.R. Dodds (1893-1979) was born in Belfast and educated at Campbell College, Belfast, and Balliol College, Oxford. He was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1936 to 1960 and President of the Society for Psychical Research from 1961 to 1963.

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Based on the author's 1949 lectures at Berkeley. It is the intellectual passion to seek understanding of the Other that leads to the questioning of "Greek culture is the victory of reason". The old and new beliefs that do not contradict each other signify that the age of perfect reason is still to come, and the Inherited Conglomerate (layered accumulation) of ancient Greek religion has been preserved. The author's mention of Freud's subconscious theory is very interesting. The whole book is clear and classical.… (lisätietoja)
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Maristot | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 5, 2023 |
From 16 August to 22 December, this has been a four month journey. And a bit of a slog (610 pages). The first 1/3 was by far the most interesting:

- Poems (1935)
- from: Out of the Picture (1937)
- from: Letters from Iceland (1937)
- The Earth Compels (1938)
- Autumn Journal (1939)

From here – almost half the book – until the final 1/6, there was little of interest and very little memorable. Coincidentally, this coincides with MacNeice joining the BBC.

- Plant and Phantom (1941)
- Springboard (1944)
- Holes in the Sky (1948)
- from: Collected Poems (1949)
- Ten Burnt Offerings (1952)
- Autumn Sequel (1954)
- Visitations (1957)

The final part (1/6) see him regain his voice:

- Solstices (1961)
- The Burning Perch (1963)

(There are an additional two hundred pages of appendices: poems from pre-university and undergraduate days, plus some others, a some textual notes.)

The early poems benefit from his early life experiences, WWII, and the breakdown of his marriage as source material. He's also experimenting with forms. Thereafter, he doesn't seem to develop much, and he becomes stuck in this Oxford classics world – a problem that recurs today with a certain element of society.

I was surprised at MacNeice's seeming inability to extend his interests, even to explore – a kind of absence of curiosity. The poems are mainly descriptions of what surrounds him and, frankly, not very poetic.

This is clearly a solid collection of MacNeice's poems, so five stars for that. In terms of quality and content, I found little of interest or particularly memorable; so two stars. Overall, three stars.
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ortgard | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 22, 2022 |
A good book, but flawed by the primary limits of all such books -- a reliance on the writings of the intellectuals of the times. At that, he ignores the likelihood that other writings by less fashionable authors have been lost or suppressed.
(handwritten on verso of 2nd flyleaf)
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