By William H. Gass
Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary feedback, A Temple of Texts is the newest severe assortment from one in all America's maximum essayists and novelists. right here, William H. Gass will pay homage to the readerly facet of the literary event by means of turning his serious sensibility upon all of the books that formed his personal improvement as a reader, author, and individual.
With essays on figures starting from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O'Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a "temple" of readerly devotion, a suite of serious explorations as fabulous and incisive as readers have come to count on from this literary grasp, but additionally a shockingly own window into the author's personal literary improvement.
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46 The commentator then claims that this epithet, with its generative undersense, further points to the sun, since no generation of any kind is possible without the sun. The commentator assumes that the poet knew this fact and made use of it to convey a hidden meaning: Zeus swallowing the reverend one (Protogonos) is an enigma for him subsuming generative power as embodied in the sun/penis. ”47 In the commentator’s theology, actions that Hesiod divides among major deities—the swallowing (Kronos swallows the stone) and castration (Ouranos castrated by Kronos)—are now centered on Zeus.
See his “Interim Notes on the Papyrus from Derveni,” in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, vol. 89 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985), 121–40. , for at Soph. OT 2. Laks and Most’s translation also reﬂects such a reading. 25 Translations my own, though I have consulted the work of Laks and Most, and, in this passage, Rusten, 133. The papyrus has ? for θ ? throughout. 26 Rusten, 133–34. 27 It also leaves unexplained the unanswered , which Rusten noted. If the sentence is in fact a quotation, it would presumably be a well-known saying, a kind of principle or maxim.
Lebedev’s reconstruction for the lacuna in line 6 (“Heraclitus in Derveni,” ZPE 79 : 39). 39 Sider suggests an even more provocative ending for this line: θ [ θζ ] [ ]. Should this be accurate, it would provide an even stronger tie between this writer, allegory in general, and prophetic discourse (Sider, 129). Sider also adduces (albeit late) texts that fold together θζ ? with allegory. See Sider, 135, n. 17. Until there is more consensus on this term and also on the integrity of column VII, the matter remains somewhat difﬁcult to judge.