Acknowledgements 1: Introduction 2: Female Orpheus: Virgil in Contemporary Women's Poetry 3: Ruth Fainlight4 4: Eavan Boland 5: Michel Roberts 6: Margaret Drabble 7: A.S. Byatt 8: Christa Wolf 9: Monique Wittig 10: Joyce Carol Oates 11: Janet Lembke 12: Ursula Le Guin 13: Conclusion Bibliography
Fiona Cox is currently Lecturer in French at the University of Exeter, where her research interests include classical reception, modern French literature, and contemporary women's writing.
A bibliography (especially rich) and index round out a success for
Cox and Oxford University Press, a book that should be on the shelf
of every Virgilian, indeed every lover of evocative verse and its
reception by gifted artists. * Lee Fratantuono, Bryn Mawr Classical
Coxs impressive work, with its catchy but accurate title, opens an exciting new perspective upon Virgil and Latin literature generally. * Theodore Ziolkowski, Translation and Literature *
an accessible and enjoyable read ... an indispensible reference point for classical allusions in contemporary women's fiction. * Holly Ranger, Rosetta *