Online ebook The Gazer's Spirit Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art By John Hollander – friendship–circle.co.uk


A good introduction to kphrastic poetry Poems inspired by. This magnificent book is a gallery of words and images that celebrates the sister arts of poetry and painting John Hollander the minent poet and critic has selected than fifty works of art paintings prints drawings photographs and sculptures from works of art paintings prints drawings photographs and sculptures from to the present and matched them to poems that address the same images in their verses The result is an illuminating and ingeniously organized chronicle of words and images in conversation as well as a powerful introduction to how across Western culture great writers have been inspired by pictures The Gazer's Spirit focuses on leading xamples of c. ,


Great works of art if you have trouble sleeping i highly rec. Phrastic poetry or poems that directly confront particular works of art Hollander who is one of the most distinguished contemporary practitioners of the cphrastic tradition has crafted a survey of normous range taste and depth from the Renaissance to the twentieth century The heart of the book is its gallery of poems and images set side by sideThere are poems whose presence in this book is all but inevitable such as Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts paired with Breugel the Elder's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and delightful surprises such as Edith Wharton's Sonnet That Casts Wharton's sonnet that casts light on Leonardo. The Gazer's Spirit Poems Speaking to Silent Works of Art