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Writing for Art: The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis

Writing for Art: The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis

by Stephen Cheeke
     
 

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Writing for Art: The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis reflects an increasing interest among writers and scholars over recent years in the relation of literary texts to the visual or plastic arts. The technical term ekphrasis has appeared as the title of major conferences, large theoretical works and specialised studies. This study is the first concise introduction to the

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Writing for Art: The Aesthetics of Ekphrasis reflects an increasing interest among writers and scholars over recent years in the relation of literary texts to the visual or plastic arts. The technical term ekphrasis has appeared as the title of major conferences, large theoretical works and specialised studies. This study is the first concise introduction to the history and theory of ekphrasis written to appeal both to the non-specialist and specialist reader. It also offers a useful general survey of the larger philosophical and theoretical questions arising from the encounter of literary works and artworks, focusing upon the key aesthetic concepts suggested by inter-artistic relations: of 'beauty and truth'; temporality; the 'real'; aesthetic pleasure; the representation of suffering; the notion of illusion; the relationship of photography and elegy, and of word and image.

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"Writing for art is an exigent text, is lucidly and engagingly written. Cheeke makes one want to read the books and poems and look at the pictures again."

"valuable additions to the exponentially growing area of ekphrastic studies"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719083242
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,037,722
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Cheeke is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol

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