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Description Ovid's poems deal with the spectrum of sexual desire from deeply emotional declarations of devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. Poems include elegies to Ovid's mistress advice on courtship ... more


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Description For over two thousand years readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton. This selection of 30 stories... more


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Review of Poetry


“Siesta with a Friend”

published 26/09/2005

It's a poem

It's a poem

...I translated this from the Latin version by Ovid myself for a project at school. The heat drifted Enveloping My limbs Rested gently on my bed I as the heat Drifted A modest shaft of light spreads its dusky glow throughout the faded colours of the sandy room Gently illuminating while offering clothing and sanctuary She Enters Hair flowing off her neck Silk gown hanging off her...

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Review of Pretty Woman (DVD)


“Long Legs”

published 20/08/2012

Julia Roberts, music

disturbing message

...I watched the film in the early 1990s when it was released. I remember that I enjoyed it and I also remember that I didn't think one profound thought about it. Last week I watched it again and since then have thought many profound thoughts about it. It was an assignment for a seminar at uni I attend with the title 'Pygmalion: The Reception of Ovid's Myth in Drama, Narrative Fiction, and Film'. I...

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Review of Not the End of the World - Kate Atkinson


Funny, gentle, easy-reading...

Some feel slightly "unfinished"...

...heads and we are left to again and again question the nature of our realities. Of course there are references to others who have questioned just that, and it is telling that the first quotation is from Ovid?s ?Metamorphoses?. Where magic realism meets the modern divorcee, you know you will be in for fun and that is what we have: easy-to-read, sweet, gentle, informed fun. Enjoy...

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