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How to Study Poetry
Plutarch's essay 'How to Study Poetry' offers a set of reading practices intended to remove the potential damage that poetry can do to the moral health of young readers. It opens a window on to a world of ancient education and scholarship which can seem rather alien to those brought up in the highly sophisticated world of modern literary theory and criticism. The full Intr ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Cambridge University Press
(first published June 30th 2011)
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Sono piuttosto certo che il caro Plutarco avrebbe potuto trovare un altro modo per discutere se e come avvicinare i giovani alla poesia: il testo è un pippone mentale, con costruzioni complesse; onestamente, spesso dà un senso di "ma che ha detto?".