The Poetics of Description: Imagined Places in European Literature (Hardcover)

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This book tells a remarkable story that begins in classical antiquity with ecphrasis, the art of describing the world so vividly that the audience could become imaginative eyewitnesses, and the events that caused an ideal of immediacy to be transformed into nearly its opposite, a preoccupation with representation of representation.

About the Author


JANICE HEWLETT KOELB received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, where she specialized in classical Latin and British Romantic literature. Today she is an independent scholar in Chapel Hill.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781403974891
ISBN-10: 1403974896
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 1st, 2006
Pages: 232
Language: English