By Marilyn Singer

Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Josée Masse
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A new publication of precise reversible poems in accordance with Greek myths from the author of Mirror Mirror  
 
What occurs if you delay a replicate to poems approximately Greek myths? You get a brand-new point of view at the classics! and that's simply what occurs in Echo Echo, the most modern choice of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. learn a technique, each one poem tells the tale of a well-known fable; but if learn in opposite, the poems display a brand new viewpoint! Readers will appreciate uncovering the twin issues of view in famous legends, together with the tales of Pandora’s field, King Midas and his golden contact, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus.
 
those crafty verses mix with attractive illustrations to create a suite of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.

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Thus, in the anonymous poem "New Morality" (reputedly but unverifiably by the Tory politician George Canning) published in Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin of 1799, we can read of "all creeping creatures, venomous and low" followed by reference to such radical political adversaries as Tom Paine and William Godwin. " Clearly, a variety of attitudes pervade the Western tradition. Occasionally, we encounter those who are dedicated to nature, often those who are ambivalent about it, and all too frequently, though they are far from a majority, those who are insensitive to it.

Surely, the purpose of Ramenofsky's thesis can only be to provide an occasion to launch into ideological invective. In writing in terms of "predator cells" and "victims," in telling us that "Europeans introduced numerous infectious parasites," that "mass death has occurred throughout human history and prehistory whenever Europeans carried a foreign infectious parasite to a population that represented virgin soil,"51 she writes emotively rather than descriptively, as though the infections were culpably inflicted, as though only Europeans, and no Africans or Asians or Amerindians or South Sea Islanders set off on voyages of discovery and settlement, and as though the infections were all one-sided.

In all these writings, the virtue of the primitives' attitude toward nature and animals is emphasized. " The merit of the government's case is decidedly secondary. Likewise, among the advocacy intellectuals the duty of the critic is to criticize, of the acade- Advocacy Scholarship mic to be a representative of the oppressed. Truth is not only the first casualty of war and politics. It is the first casualty of advocacy intellectualism. This derogation of the Western tradition through the elevation of others without adequate evidence has a long tradition that has not failed to arouse the ire of some.

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