Museum of Words The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery

ISBN-10: 0226323145

ISBN-13: 9780226323145

Edition: 1993

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Ekphrasis is the art of describing works of art. Heffernan explores this ambivalent poetry, which simultaneously celebrates the power of the silent image while circumscribing that power with the authority of the word. The canon of this work is known as the 'Museum of Words'.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Homer, Virgil, Dante A Genealogy of Ekphrasis
Homer: A Shield Sculpted in Words
Virgil: Re-Imagining the Shield
Visible Speech: The Envoicing of Sculpture in Dante's Purgatorio
Weaving Rape: Ekphrastic Metamorphoses of the Philomela Myth from Ovid to Shakespeare
Philomela's Graphic Tale
Verbalized Depictions of Rape in the Ancient Novel
Ekphrasis and Rape from Chaucer to Spenser
The Painted Rape of Troy in Shakespeare's Lucrece
Romantic Ekphrasis Iconophoria, Iconophilia, and the Ideology of Transcendence
Wordsworth's "Peele Castle"
"All breathing human passion far above": Keats and the Urn
Disintegrating Sublimity, Petrified Beauty: Shelley's "Ozymandias" and "Medusa"
Ideality and Fixity: Byron on Sculpture
Modern and Postmodern Ekphrasis Entering the Museum of Art
Gaze and Glance in Browning's "My Last Duchess"
The Museum in Auden's "Mus�e"
The Breughel Museum of William Carlos Williams
The Museum-Goer in the Mirror: Ashbery's "Self-Portrait" Notes Works Cited
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