By Penelope Fitzgerald

New to e-book: from the Booker Prize-winning writer of 'Offshore' and 'The Blue Flower' comes this Booker Prize-shortlisted tale of books and busybodies in East Anglia. This, Penelope Fitzgerald's moment novel, used to be her first to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. it truly is set in a small East Anglian coastal city, the place Florence eco-friendly comes to a decision, opposed to well mannered yet ruthless neighborhood competition, to open a bookstore. 'She had a type middle, yet that isn't a lot use by way of the problem of self-preservation.' Hardborough turns into a battleground, as small cities so simply do. Florence has attempted to alter the best way issues have constantly been performed, and consequently, she has to tackle not just the folk who've made themselves vital, yet normal or even supernatural forces too. this can be a tale for somebody who understands that existence has taken care of them with below justice.

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46 Iamb 13 has acquired the status of locus classicus in increasingly complexiÀed discussions of ‘The Iambi and Polyeideia’,47 which now swell to monographic diapason, witness Ben Acosta-Hughes’ Polyeideia. The Iambi of Callimachus (2002) 60–103, especially 82–9, “The Poet and Genre”, at 83–4: Callimachus could thus answer the direct criticism his opponent offers here, clearly criticism of the Iambi and their composition, with a defense he draws from his entire poetic oeuvre. In this way he could answer criticism of polyeideia in one collection of poems with a defense of polyeideia drawn from all his work; Ion of Chios is then a sort of transparent paradigm of variety in a larger context (composition in many genres) as an exemplar for variety in a smaller one (this collection of iambic poems).

For the record, Ion’s listing in CHCL (Easterling and Knox 1985) outreaches to: prose, quasi-biographical (p. 8); elegy (p. 137 + a cf. at p. 247); choral lyric, various (p. 242); historical writing, the Epidemiai (p. 459; cf. story about Sophocles at p. 296); main bio-entry under tragedy (p. 340). 2 Nachleben: von Blumenthal (1939) 3–4. 3 The exception is down to indefatigable Varro’s hunt for materials towards a historical archaeology of the Latin language. This elementary item had a future, minus Ion: see Leurini (2000a) on 119 Leurini = FGrH 392 F20 = 36B3a DK = Varro Ling.

8); elegy (p. 137 + a cf. at p. 247); choral lyric, various (p. 242); historical writing, the Epidemiai (p. 459; cf. story about Sophocles at p. 296); main bio-entry under tragedy (p. 340). 2 Nachleben: von Blumenthal (1939) 3–4. 3 The exception is down to indefatigable Varro’s hunt for materials towards a historical archaeology of the Latin language. This elementary item had a future, minus Ion: see Leurini (2000a) on 119 Leurini = FGrH 392 F20 = 36B3a DK = Varro Ling. fr. 46 Goetz-Schoell. 4 That is, Athenaeus.

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