Men in Aida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men in Aida
Author David Melnick
Country United States
Subject homophonic translation of ancient Greek into English
Publisher Tuumba Press
Publication date
1983
Published in English
1983
OCLC 10763257

Men in Aida[1] is a homophonic translation of Book One of Homer's Iliad into a farcical bathhouse scenario, perhaps alluding to the homoerotic aspects of ancient Greek culture.[2] It was written by the language poet David Melnick, and is an example of poetic postmodernism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melnick, David (1983). Men in Aida. Tuumba 47. Berkeley, California: Tuumba Press. OCLC 13478109. 
  2. ^ Perelman, Bob. The marginalization of poetry: language writing and literary history (book). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-691-02138-6. OCLC 185423402. Retrieved 24 December 2009.