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Modern Ekphrasis

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Modern Ekphrasis explores the analogical relations between modern poetry and painting in ekphrasis from Horace s mimetic -ut pictura poesis- tradition to Lessing s temporal/spatial antithesis, and the analogy s post-modern deconstruction with Derrida. The genesis of ekphrasis is demonstrated by close analytical readings of modern poems by Howard Nemerov, W.C. Williams, Syl ...more
ebook, 170 pages
Published June 3rd 2013 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften (first published January 1st 2013)
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Melinda Cochrane
Feb 13, 2014 Melinda Cochrane rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I know it adds to our knowledge of rhetorics and ekphrasis. It is clearly written.
It is comprehensive with historical background, and the latest developments in the art of ekphrasis with psychoanalysis and 21st century with Derridean deconstruction. I am a fan of her work, and her poetry is also a wonderful example of poetic art with metaphor and imagery throughout. A wonderful writer, and an honour to read more of her work.
Jack Webb
Feb 19, 2014 Jack Webb rated it really liked it
This is a book for browsing – a gentle unfolding of poems and paintings that delight the mind and feed the artistic instinct in each of us.
The book obviously began as a scholarly essay, and evolved into a work of love. The first few pages provide the scholarly framework, and should be scanned and then set aside for later review. Those first few pages (intro and preface) discuss in detail the various theories of “ekphrasis” – the blending or interaction of poetry and painting.
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