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The Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as a distinct category of cultural discourse, one that inspired voluminous poetic production. For humanists, the ruin became the material sign that marked the rupture between themselves and classical antiquity. In the first full-length book to document this cultural phenomenon, Andrew Hui explains how the invention of the ruin propelled poets into creating works that were self-aware of their absorption of the past as well as their own survival in the future.
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: Literary Criticism, Art
Series Title: Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
Author: Andrew Hui
Street Date: January 2, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8637
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