The poetics of ruins in Renaissance literature / Andrew Hui.

Author
Hui, Andrew, 1980- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Description
x, 282 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

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Series
Verbal arts--studies in poetics [More in this series]
Summary note
The Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as a distinct category of cultural discourse, one that inspired voluminous poetic production. For humanists, the ruin became the material sign that marked the rupture between themselves and classical antiquity. In the first full-length book to document this cultural phenomenon, Andrew Hui explains how the invention of the ruin propelled poets into creating works that were self-aware of their absorption of the past as well as their own survival in the future.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-275) and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: A Japanese Friend
  • The Rebirth of Poetics --The Rebirth of Ruins
  • Petrarch's Vestigia and the Presence of Absence
  • The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Erotics of Fragments
  • Du Bellay's Cendre and the Formless Signifier
  • Spenser's Moniment and the Allegory of Ruins
  • Epilogue: Fallen Castles and Summer Grass.
ISBN
  • 9780823273355 ((hardback))
  • 0823273350
  • 9780823274314
  • 0823274314
LCCN
2017287202
OCLC
950450798
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