Storied Cities: Literary Imaginings of Florence, Venice, and Rome
Greenwood Press, 1994 - 310 oldal
The analysis points to Florence frequently being depicted in terms of binary oppositions, including Hebraism versus Hellenism, past versus present, stasis versus movement, and light versus darkness. Venetian narratives are commonly infused with motifs relating to dream and unreality, obsession, voyeurism, isolation, melancholia, and death. History is a controlling metaphor for Roman fiction and poetry, combined with the motif of change and, especially, fall from innocence to experience. Ross shows how writers have self-consciously built on the literary conventions set earlier and anticipates that these cities will remain natural loci for continued post-modernist experiment. In a wider theoretical framework, he examines this writing identified with place for the light it sheds on the issue of the importance of setting in literature.
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conventional wisdom is exploded by ribald eroticism : what Fidelman receives is not death between the shoulders but life elsewhere . So much for the cliché , mocked in politer fashion by Byron in Beppo , of the homicidally jealous ...
His greeting , " Shalom , ' " which Fidelman hesitantly returns , " uttering the ' word — so far as he recalled — for the first time in his life " ( 13 ) , is at once an invitation to share in Hebraic culture and a welcome to the ...
Under Susskind's torpedo influence , the " research " that Fidelman has meticulously planned gets decisively scuttled . Or rather , it undergoes a metamorphosis into an unscheduled quest that is more to the point than any academic ...
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