"Ut pictura poesis", Horace said, but through the two millennia in which "the sister arts" have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in "our mind's eye" as we read has not been explored, though by following the visual prompts in texts, one can anatomize the process of visualization. The Poetics of Sight analyses the role of sight in memory, dream and popular culture and demonstrates the structure of a complex sight within the metaphors of Shakespeare, Pope and Dickens; and ...

The Poetics of Sight 2015, Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Pieterlen

ISBN-13: 9783034307239

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