The poetics of ruins in Renaissance literature / Andrew Hui.

Author
Hui, Andrew, 1980- [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
ISBN
  • 9780823273386 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0823273385 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780823273393
  • 0823273393
OCLC
965766383
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