Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery (Paperback)James A.W. Heffernan (author)
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In the first book ever to explore this museum, James Heffernan argues that ekphrasis stages a battle for mastery between the image and the word. Moving from the epics of Homer, Virgil, and Dante to contemporary American poetry, this book treats the history of struggle between rival systems of representation. Readable and well illustrated, this study of how poets have represented painting and sculpture is a major contribution to our understanding of the relation between the arts.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 220 x 156 x 15 mm
Edition: New edition
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