"The Mirror in the Text" is concerned with the literary and artistic device of "mise en abyme," the use of an element within a work which mirrors the work as a whole like the 'play within a play' in "Hamlet." In this classic study, Lucien Dallenbach provides the first systematic analysis of this device and its literary and artistic applications from Van Eyck and Velasquez to Gide, Beckett and the French "nouveau roman." Alongside this wealth of examples, Dallenbach constructs his theoretical argument with elegance and ...

The Mirror in the Text 1989, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226134918


The Mirror in the Text 1989, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745603254

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