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Painting with words, writing with pictures : word and image in the work of Italo Calvino

Author: Franco Ricci
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ricci's book ranges widely over Calvino's oeuvre to illustrate the accuracy of the idea articulated by Calvino himself that a visual image lies at the origin of all his narrative. The book's main theme is the difficult interface between word and image that Calvino struggled with throughout his career, the act of perception that rendered visible that which was invisible and transformed what was seen into what is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Italo Calvino; Italo Calvino; Italo Calvino; Italo Calvino; Italo Calvino; Italo Calvino
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Ricci
ISBN: 0802035078 9780802035073
OCLC Number: 46625924
Awards: Winner of Howard R Marraro Prize, Modern Language Association 2002 (United States)
Description: x, 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Word to Image --
Overreaching Boundaries --
Of Fantasy Images and Visual Patterns --
Imagism: New Ways of Seeing --
Real Images and Fantasy Imaginings --
Personal Re-memberings --
From Image to Word --
A Verbal Order to Visual Chaos --
Cosmicomics --
'L'origine degli Uccelli' --
Visually Potentializing Literature --
St George and St Jerome --
Variations on a Theme --
Vision and the Validity of Understanding --
Writing as Description --
Writing as Eskesis --
Verbal Order to Visual Chaos --
Mapping the Seeable and Sayable --
Mapping Internal Geography --
If on a winter's night a traveller ... following a map ... discovers a painter's studio --
Squaring the Text --
The World's Seamless Web --
Writing with Art --
Thinking of Art --
Stealing from Art --
Painted Stories and Novel Spaces --
Writing and Painting --
Valerio Adami --
Domenico Gnoli --
Giorgio De Chirico City --
Conclusion: A New Point of Departure.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Franco Ricci.
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Ricci's book ranges widely over Calvino's oeuvre to illustrate the accuracy of the idea articulated by Calvino himself that a visual image lies at the origin of all his narrative.  Read more...

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