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The poetics of ruins in Renaissance literature

Author: Andrew Hui
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017
Series: Verbal arts
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hui
ISBN: 9780823273355 0823273350 9780823274314 0823274314
OCLC Number: 971334776
Description: 1 volume. : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Erotics of Fragments 5. Du Bellay's Cendre and the Formless Signifier 6. Spenser's Moniments and the Allegory of Ruins Epilogue: Fallen Castles and Summer Grass Acknowledgments Notes Index
Series Title: Verbal arts
Responsibility: Andrew Hui.


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"Written with a lucid, elegant sensibility and profound erudition, this study interprets anew the shifts in meaning and value of ruins from classical Latin, to the Romance languages, to English Read more...

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