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The poetics of ruins in Renaissance literature

Author: Andrew Hui
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Series: Verbal arts--studies in poetics.; Modern language initiative.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book argues that the Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as category of discourse that inspired voluminous poetic production. By examining Petrarch, Du Bellay, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Spenser, and Shakespeare, Hui explains how writers used the ruin to think about their relationship to classical antiquity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)950450798
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hui
ISBN: 9780823273386 0823273385 9780823273393 0823273393
OCLC Number: 965766383
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Color Plates; Introduction: A Japanese Friend; Part: I; 1. The Rebirth of Poetics; 2. The Rebirth of Ruins; Part: II; 3. Petrarch's Vestigia and the Presence of Absence; 4. The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Erotics of Fragments; 5. Du Bellay's Cendre and the Formless Signifier; 6. Spenser's Moniment and the Allegory of Ruins; Epilogue: Fallen Castles and Summer Grass; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Color plates.
Series Title: Verbal arts--studies in poetics.; Modern language initiative.
Responsibility: Andrew Hui.

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