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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According to David DeLaura , " Modern editors correctly assume that the rollicking scene at the end is meant for Lippo's Incoronazione di Maria . . . , but this solemn , almost static painting ... is quite different from what Browning ...
( 590 ) As Isabel tells Henrietta , returning to Osmond " ' won't be the scene of a moment ; it will be a scene of the rest of my life ' " ( 565 ) . Her meaning is not entirely simple . The scene of her life will in one sense be the ...
Hawthorne , too , transmits some relevant sense of the larger life of the city , as in the culminating scenes of ... In The Portrait of a Lady , James does not connect his protagonist with such a concretely evoked public scene .
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