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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The story was consequently imbued for him with " the air of the old time Italy ... , a mixture that on the faintest ... But he found that " the Italian side of the legend closely clung " ( 163 ) , and he eventually hit upon another ...
The legacy of Italian history was , moreover , inseparable from the country's unrivalled treasury of artistic accomplishments ; and the nature and sources of the artist's creative power have been contentious riddles of nineteenth- and ...
Among constituent places , few have been more copiously productive of ambivalence than Italy . Italian locales have elicited a bewildering diversity of responses from the numberless foreigners who have written about them .
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