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By Irvine Welsh

“[An] inimitable mixture of darkish realism, satire and mental perception . . . complex, unsettling and from time to time beautiful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
In the wake of a foul child-murder case, Detective Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He’s put on go away for psychological retuning and takes to the air for a few days of solar in Miami. From there, Crime turns into an unmistakably Welshian combination of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling offer of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancée, and cokehappy locals who lead him again into previous conduct and depart him to take care of a baby. Is he quite within the correct form to be taking part in knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old woman? Will his most sensible instincts and worst judgments get them either killed, or locate him the redemption he seeks?<p />

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But perhaps it is not so easy once we realize that the assumptions and goals of the scholarly trend that, in Propertian criticism, follows and even opposes itself directly to this earlier approach bear similarities to those of nineteenth-century biographism itself. 7 as primarily about the poet's fascination with some real girl, but with the aesthetic realm, specifically with poetry, the poetic tradition, and its power. A general and continued interest in the literary sophis- tication of the Augustan poets accounts for the shift in emphasis.

It was an im- posing sight, a powerful symbol, in spite of internal tensions and contradictions, of "Augustus' efforts to impose unity on Rome's eclectic heritage" to "coax a totality from the division and incoherence of Roman cultural identity" (Janan 200oo1, 4). 31. I thank David Halperin for this observation. WORKS CITED Barber, E. , ed. 1960. Sexti Properti carmina. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press. -P. 1965. Etudes sur Properce: Probl'mes d'inspiration et d'art. Paris: E. de Boccard. PROPERTIUS AID THE BLIYIDYIESS OF AFFECT 37 Burck, E.

7, while it focuses our at- tention on the personal attachment embodied by a dead lover, transforms the public oratorical evocation of dead family members and ancestors into a feature of Propertius's elegiac performance. A technique that had been exploited to great effect by republican speakers for politically charged invective and self- promotion now becomes part of elegy's focus on erotic rather than genealogical ties, an aspect of the elegist's complex, ambivalent embedding of the public in the private.

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