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Early Modern Poetics in Melville and Poe

Memory, Melancholy, and the Emblematic Tradition


Συγγραφέας: Engel William E.
Εκδότης: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781409435860
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 208
Διαστάσεις: 23x1x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Early Modern Poetics in Melville and Poe"

Bringing to bear his expertise in the early modern emblem tradition, William E. Engel traces a series of self-reflective organizational schemes associated with baroque artifice in the work of Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe. While other scholars have remarked on the influence of seventeenth-century literature on Melville and Poe, this is the first book to explore how their close readings of early modern texts influenced their decisions about compositional practice, especially as it relates to public performance and the exigencies of publication. Engel's discussion of the narrative structure and emblematic aspects of Melville's Piazza Tales and Poe's "The Raven" serve as case studies that demonstrate the authors' debt to the past. Focusing principally on the overlapping rhetorical and iconic assumptions of the Art of Memory and its relation to chiasmus, Engel avoids engaging in a simple account of what these authors read and incorporated into their own writings. Instead, through an examination of their predisposition toward an earlier model of pattern recognition, he offers fresh insight into the writers' understandings of mourning and loss, their use of allegory, and what they gained from their use of pseudonyms.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Engel William E.
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9781409435860
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 28/03/2012
Εκδότης: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 208
Τόπος έκδοσης: Aldershot
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x1x16 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: New edition
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Includes 10 b&w illustrations

Περιεχόμενα

Contents: Introduction: stylistic choices and intellectual armature; Melville's melancholy landscapes; Poe's mirrored memory palaces; Conclusion: reclaiming irredeemable loss; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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