Higher, Hidden Order

Design and Meaning in the Odes of Malherbe

Higher, Hidden Order

124 pp., 6 x 9, appends., notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9117-9
    Published: January 1972

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Opening a new perspective on Malherbe’s major poems, this volume focuses on their design and meaning. In his introduction, Rubin defines and illustrates "implied comparison." There follows a series of explications which recover each poem’s values from analogies concealed in images or motif patterns. The work concludes with a description of formal constants and variables in the six completed odes.