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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... excessively impatient to leave Florence ; my friend's dark spirit seemed diffused through all things " ( 231 ) . Theobald himself , even in his final , despairing delirium , does not draw so dark a conclusion from his own failure .
43 ) is intensified in the final version to read " kept catching her eye " ( 55 ) . Venice does in fact " catch " Lavinia's eye , in the sinister sense of entrapping it ; and the prime entrapper is Emilio . Lavinia spends her waking ...
Although Isabel responds to Goodwood's passionate kiss , she comes a moment later to her final , clarifying knowledge . " She had not known where to turn ; but she knew now . There was a very straight path " ( 591 ) .
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