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Guy Davenport

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Guy Davenport, a critic and writer of fiction, is best known for two books of essays, The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form. He has published seven collections of short stories and numerous translations of early Greek poets and playwrights. Now retired, he was a professor of English at the University of Kentucky from 1964 to 1990. He is also a painter and illustrator.

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Pure Pagan
Seven Centuries of Greek Poems and Fragments
Translated by Burton Raffel
Introduction by Guy Davenport


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $11.95

“For there is indeed something we can call the spirit of ancient Greece–a carefully tuned voice that speaks out of the grave with astonishing clarity and grace , a distinctive voice that, taken as a whole, is like no other voice that has ever sung on this earth.”
BURTON RAFFEL, from his... Read more >
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Pure Pagan
Seven Centuries of Greek Poems and Fragments
Translated by Burton Raffel
Introduction by Guy Davenport


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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