Getting the Picture: The Ekphrastic Principle in Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry

Getting the Picture: The Ekphrastic Principle in Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry

by Daniel W. Doerksen
     
 

This book takes a probing look at how Spanish poets of the twentieth century read objects of visual art, write poems that utilize the discursive strategy known as ekphrasis, and how, in turn, they are read by those texts. As a result of their reading practices, the artistic works "read" by the poets are inscribed in the poets' own texts, and in a variety of ways. This… See more details below

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This book takes a probing look at how Spanish poets of the twentieth century read objects of visual art, write poems that utilize the discursive strategy known as ekphrasis, and how, in turn, they are read by those texts. As a result of their reading practices, the artistic works "read" by the poets are inscribed in the poets' own texts, and in a variety of ways. This analysis sheds light on the poets' own distinctive stance toward many primary issues, such as textuality, representation, language, power, ideology, literature, and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838753354
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.93(d)

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