The Resource Spenser and literary pictorialism,, by John B. Bender

Spenser and literary pictorialism,, by John B. Bender

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Spenser and literary pictorialism,
Title
Spenser and literary pictorialism,
Statement of responsibility
by John B. Bender
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing, framing, scanning - the language of film - and Gombrich's studies in the psychology of perception are used by John Bender to isolate pictorial effects and devices in literature. The theory that he poses, grounded in his analysis of Spenser, "the painter of poets," discriminates between the descriptive and the pictorial in poetry. In elaborating his theory, Mr. Bender examines in detail major segments of The Faerie Queene and the minor poems, considers Spenser's extensive imitation of Ariosto and Tasso, and compares his use of visual materials with that of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, and Flaubert. The poet, he shows, uses word-painting to create, not merely a visual or decorative image, but a sophisticated psychological effect: Spenser's language leads the reader's imagination far beyond anything he may see in the real world to the writer's world which, though illusory, is convincing."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bender, John B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2364
LC item number
.B38
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Technique
  • Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)
  • Metapher
Label
Spenser and literary pictorialism,, by John B. Bender
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 199-209
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Ut pictura poesis and the nature of Spenser's imagery -- Toward a theory of pictorialism -- Description and pictorialism : focusing. The nature of description -- A mode of pictorialism : focusing -- Descriptive or pictorial? -- The visual field : framing. The nature of framing -- Emblems in poetry -- Some framed images -- Larger sights : scanning. Medieval and renaissance forms -- The nature of scanning -- Approaching Lucifera -- Interior space in the Cave of Mammon -- Pictorial vision in the poetry of Spenser. The earlier poems : emblems and icons -- Pictorialism in the minor poems -- Illusion in the Bowre of Blisse
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780691062112
Lccn
71166361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00447252
  • (OCoLC)ocm00447252
Label
Spenser and literary pictorialism,, by John B. Bender
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 199-209
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Ut pictura poesis and the nature of Spenser's imagery -- Toward a theory of pictorialism -- Description and pictorialism : focusing. The nature of description -- A mode of pictorialism : focusing -- Descriptive or pictorial? -- The visual field : framing. The nature of framing -- Emblems in poetry -- Some framed images -- Larger sights : scanning. Medieval and renaissance forms -- The nature of scanning -- Approaching Lucifera -- Interior space in the Cave of Mammon -- Pictorial vision in the poetry of Spenser. The earlier poems : emblems and icons -- Pictorialism in the minor poems -- Illusion in the Bowre of Blisse
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780691062112
Lccn
71166361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00447252
  • (OCoLC)ocm00447252

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