Mnemosyne: The Parallel Between Literature and the Visual Arts
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Mnemosyne: The Parallel Between Literature and the Visual Arts

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In 'Mnemosyne' Mario Praz explores and exhibits that close relationship between the arts-based on the unitive sense of reality and experience... that has been apparent intermittently for the 25 centuries since Simonides. It shows how widespread this phenomenon has become over the centuries.

'Mnemosyne' is really a tour down the centuries through galleries, libraries, church...more
Paperback, The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1967 Bollingen series, 261 pages
Published June 1st 1975 by Princeton University Press (first published July 16th 1970)
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Considering discussions about content to self-evident, Praz concentrates on artistic forms in this study of the relationship between the visual arts and literature. Hence the curl in Pope's Rape of the Lock becomes analogous to the Rococo spiral and so forth. Often architecture is the clue providing axiomatic starting points for literature as well as the visual arts. Praz works chronologically and given the undertone of disapproval for modern art (these were lectures given in 1967 so for 'modern...more
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Mario Praz was an Italian-born critic of art and literature, and a scholar of English literature. His best-known book, "La carne, la morte e il diavolo nella letteratura romantica" ("The Romantic Agony" 1933) - written in 1930 - was a comprehensive survey of the erotic and morbid themes that characterized European authors of the late 18th and 19th centuries. He was Professor of Italian Studies at...more
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The Romantic Agony Storia della letteratura inglese The House Of Life (Common Reader Edition) Bellezza e bizzarria. Saggi scelti La letteratura inglese dai Romantici al Novecento

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