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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In George Eliot's Romola ( 1863 ) , a symbolic interplay of light and shadow is sustained throughout the entire tumultuous narrative , reinforcing its artistic cohesiveness . " Views " of the sort enjoyed by Aurora Leigh , by Forster's ...
In Romola , antithesis appears , above all , in a thematic opposition that gives the whole narrative its structure : " the fundamental conflict , " as Sally Shuttleworth puts it , " between hebraism and hellenism " ( 98 ) .
Venetian narratives , like Francis Croft's colloquy with his mirrored image , often turn on effects ... As the narrative proceeds , the confusions between flesh and stone become more and more baffling . Such confusions provide the very ...
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