Robert Bagg: Poems, Greek Plays, Essays, Novels, Memoir

Essays





RICHARD WILBUR'S DOWN TO EARTH METAPHYSICS


"INTERNAL BLEEDING" RE-INTRODUCES GRANDIN CONOVER, WHO DIED IN 1969, AND WHO WROTE ABOUT HIS OWN LIFE AND AMERICA IN POEMS AND PLAYS WE WEREN'T READY FOR UNTIL THE 21st CENTURY.


HOW KEATS ENACTED SO MUCH OF HIS LIFE––AND HIS DEATH––IN THE WILDLY ROMPING, TRUTH-STALKING AND SELF-SCOURGING LETTERS HE WROTE TO HIS BROTHERS, HIS BUDDIES AND HIS BELOVED.


WHY SHAKESPEARE AND CATULLUS REACT SO DIFFERENTLY TO SEXUAL REJECTION AND DISILLUSIONMENT


WHY TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK PLAYS HAVE A SHORT SHELF LIFE


WHAT'S THE SOURCE OF THE GOD DIONYSOS' POWER OVER HUMANKIND? WINE? LUST? OR SOMETHING MUCH WORSE?


HOW SAPPHO USES DAYDREAM AND THE PRESENCE OF APHRODITE TO INTENSIFY THE SHARED FEELINGS OF THE YOUNG WOMEN IN HER CHARMED CIRCLE