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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Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand , and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them ' " ( 26 ) . The art of Florence helps Lucy to spread her thoughts in the sunlight , but not by ...
How was it he had not known , had not thought , how much his heart was set upon it all ! ( 37-38 ) " The hardest part , " the narrator adds , " the part that more than once it seemed he could not bear , was the thought that he should ...
It uplifted and depressed , why he did not know except that it excited his thoughts more than he thought good for him " ( 18-19 ) . Already , however , Fidelman has encountered the shadowy figure who will take him on a more concretely ...
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