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The emergence of pre-cinema : print culture and the optical toy of the literary imagination

Author: Alberto Gabriele
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A. : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries. Its comparative angle ranges from the Medieval and Baroque period to the visual and stylistic experimentations of the Romantic age, in the prose of Anne Radcliffe, the experiments of Friedrich Schlegel, and in Wordsworth's Prelude.  Read more...
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Named Person: Friedrich Schlegel; Ann Radcliffe; William Wordsworth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Gabriele
ISBN: 9781137597700 1137597704
OCLC Number: 954425746
Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: the emergence of pre-cinema --
From Analogia Entis to the threshold of self-reflexivity in the poetry of Dante, Donne, and Shakespeare --
The modern(ist) reader: Friedrich Schlegel's Fragments, the emergence of modern philology and the montage effect of industrial modernity --
A map to the panorama: intellectualized vision and the unrestrained power of shifting forms in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho --
British Flâneurie, ca. 1805: William Wordsworth as man with a movie camera and the aesthetic polarities of the emerging modernity.
Responsibility: Alberto Gabriele.

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The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries.  Read more...

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