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Modernism and postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist reception of the Classical: from the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna

Danny Praet UGent (2011) Receptions of antiquity. p.33-55
abstract
This article discusses the reception of the ancient Latin Satyrica-novel by Bruno Maderna (1920 -1973). As Freddy Decreus has argued, the Neronian age, its literature, philosophy and political culture had many features in common with Postmodernity. Maderna was inspired by the fragmentary nature and by the playfulness of the fragments of this novel, in which Petronius played with literary genres and made an irreverent use of (amongst others) Homer and Vergil. The “postmodern” aspects of this work inspired Maderna, and explains many of the formal characteristics of his opera. The article discusses the view Maderna took on Antiquity in his other works and argues that, from the viewpoint of politics and sexuality, Maderna was actually less “post-modern” than Petronius himself.
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sexuality, Latin literature, ancient novel, opera, Petronius, postmodernism, intertextuality, Maderna
book title
Receptions of antiquity
editor
Jan Nelis UGent
pages
33 - 55
publisher
Academia Press
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
ISBN
9789038218830
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1974566
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1974566
date created
2011-12-26 14:40:49
date last changed
2012-01-10 12:32:48
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  author       = {Praet, Danny},
  booktitle    = {Receptions of antiquity},
  editor       = {Nelis, Jan},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {33--55},
  publisher    = {Academia Press},
  title        = {Modernism and postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist reception of the Classical: from the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna},
  year         = {2011},
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Chicago
Praet, Danny. 2011. “Modernism and Postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist Reception of the Classical: From the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna.” In Receptions of Antiquity, ed. Jan Nelis, 33–55. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press.
APA
Praet, D. (2011). Modernism and postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist reception of the Classical: from the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna. In Jan Nelis (Ed.), Receptions of antiquity (pp. 33–55). Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press.
Vancouver
1.
Praet D. Modernism and postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist reception of the Classical: from the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna. In: Nelis J, editor. Receptions of antiquity. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press; 2011. p. 33–55.
MLA
Praet, Danny. “Modernism and Postmodernism in Antiquity, and the (post-)modernist Reception of the Classical: From the Satyrica-novel by Petronius to the Satyricon-opera by Bruno Maderna.” Receptions of Antiquity. Ed. Jan Nelis. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press, 2011. 33–55. Print.