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The Resource Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard

Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard

Label
Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint
Title
Melville and the visual arts
Title remainder
Ionian form, Venetian tint
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Robillard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his professional life, Herman Melville displayed a keen interested in the visual arts. He alluded to works of art to embellish his poems and novels and made substantial use of the technique of ekphrasis, the literary description of works by visual arts, to give body to plot and character. In carefully tracing Melville's use of the art analogy as a literary technique, Douglas Robillard shows how Melville evolved as a writer. In separate chapters Robillard deals at length with Redburn, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Clarel. In briefer discussions he looks at the Piazza Tales and the shorter poems. His extensive history of what Melville saw, responded to, and valued offers new insights into Melville's creative processes
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Robillard, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2388.A75
LC item number
R63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Art and literature
  • Melville, Herman
Label
Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sister arts : "I shall ere long paint to you as well as one can without canvas"
  • The arts observed : "old blurred, bewrinkled mezzotint"
  • Redburn : "mythological oil-paintings"
  • Moby-Dick : "less erroneous pictures"
  • Pierre : "a stranger's head by an unknown hand"
  • Clarel : "dwell on those etchings in the night"
  • The visual imagination : "wanderings after the picturesque."
Control code
36548853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780873385756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97006780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Melville and the visual arts : Ionian form, Venetian tint, Douglas Robillard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The sister arts : "I shall ere long paint to you as well as one can without canvas"
  • The arts observed : "old blurred, bewrinkled mezzotint"
  • Redburn : "mythological oil-paintings"
  • Moby-Dick : "less erroneous pictures"
  • Pierre : "a stranger's head by an unknown hand"
  • Clarel : "dwell on those etchings in the night"
  • The visual imagination : "wanderings after the picturesque."
Control code
36548853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780873385756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97006780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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