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 artist's fond whim of standing hand - in - hand with Lucrezia while they look " a half - hour forth on Fiesole , / Both of one mind , as married people use " ( 15-16 ) , is ironically self - deluding . Lucrezia , by Andrea's own ...
Only look at the sunlight and shadows on the grand walls that were built solidly , and have endured in their grandeur , " the narrator urges in the Proem , look at the faces of the litle children , making another sunlight amid the ...
When I look at it my chagrin at the loss of the letters becomes almost intolerable . " His rueful contemplation of his bibelot recalls , with crowning irony , the parting " one look " of the cheated woman .
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