Tuesday 17 January: Persephone – Extraordinary Renditions: To Hell and Back

Myth Reading Group
Tuesday 17 January 2012
5 – 6 p.m.

We have three principal texts for this week…

  • 01 Introduction by Leon Burnett (to be read first)
  • 02 Mandel’shtam’s Persephone Poems (‘I am cold …’, ‘Meganom’, ‘Psyche-Life’ trans. Bruce McClelland, and ‘Take for joy …’ trans. Peter France) [link expired]
  • 03 Persephone – Extraordinary Renditions (excerpts from the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Tennyson’s ‘Demeter and Persephone’ and Lawrence’s ‘Bavarian gentians’)

… and one alternative perspective, if you’d like to read more:

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