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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It was a young man who looked back at him from the glass - Aschenbach's heart leaped at the sight . The artist in cosmetic at last professed himself satisfied . ( 70 ) The closest thing to a Titian Venice now can boast is this cosmetic ...
Eyes that stare and hearts that feel are intimately connected in James's story , but the narrator's own peering eyes are bigger than his heart . Although he assures the reader that he " adores the place , " the heart he brings to Venice ...
He felt creative , his heart in his pants . " With pipe , tongs , shears , you can make a form or change it into its opposite , " Beppo said . " For instance , with a snip or two of the scissors , if it suits you , you can change the ...
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