Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 The Track to Ogygia : A Note on Henry Kendall
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Dingley responds to W. H. Wilde's reading of the poem as an "affirmation of life" and the protagonist as "the archetypal figure of man, triumphing in spirit over the bondage of the body by old age". Dingley challenges this reading because of Wilde's "refusal to admit the central relevance of the poem's mythological premise". Dingley argues that Ogyges' vision is limited by his private failures and his final comment is not an affirmation, but a bewildered and resigned ignorance.

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    y Southerly vol. 46 no. 3 September 1986 Z589677 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 352-359
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  • Ogyges H. K. 1866 single work poetry
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