TITLE

‘Love and blackmail’: Demeter and Persephone

AUTHOR(S)
Hurst, Isobel
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Classical Receptions Journal;Nov2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p176
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
This article discusses reworkings and re-interpretations of the myth of Demeter and Persephone in contemporary women's poetry. The importance of this archetypal narrative of women’s experience to the formation of a female literary tradition is demonstrated in discussions of poetry including Rita Dove’s Mother Love and Louise Glück’s Averno.
ACCESSION #
87988449

 

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