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Neruda's Ekphrastic Experience: Mural Art and
     

Neruda's Ekphrastic Experience: Mural Art and "Canto General"

by Hugo Mendez-Ramirez
 
Against a background of Mexican rural art, this study of Neruda's Canto general combines a rigorous structuralist approach to the analysis of poetry and painting, with new distinctions of ekphrastic poetry and recent philosophical debates about logocentrism and oculocentrism. The systematic interpretation and application of such a theoretical frame reveals

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Against a background of Mexican rural art, this study of Neruda's Canto general combines a rigorous structuralist approach to the analysis of poetry and painting, with new distinctions of ekphrastic poetry and recent philosophical debates about logocentrism and oculocentrism. The systematic interpretation and application of such a theoretical frame reveals that Canto general is, in fact, two books in one volume, and that Neruda closely followed the techniques, style, themes, and motifs of Mexican mural painters, explaining both the apparently chaotic structure of the book and one of the most radical conversions in the history of Latin American poetry. Canto general, thus understood, is the textual ekphrastic equivalent of mural art, a kind of linguistic companion that also explicates and elucidates the profound human complexities inscribed in the murals. (Illustrated)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838753989
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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