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The Power of Pygmalion - Ancient Greek Sculpture in Modern Greek Poetry, 1860-1960

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Published in 2007 by Peter Lang.

This book explores the relationship between ancient Greek sculpture and modern Greek poetry between 1860 and 1960. It examines in some detail poems by Vasileiadis, Rangavis, Palamas, Cavafy, Sikelianos and Seferis, and shows how these poets appropriate the art of sculpture and in what ways this contributes to our understanding of each poet's poetics. Ancient Greek sculpture and sculptural imagery related to it are inevitably associated with the Classical heritage and bring the issue of ancient tradition and its relation to the modern artist into a prominent position. What is more, sculpture is particularly important for the erotic dimension through which the poets perceive their relation with art, and each poet systematically uses the image of the sculptor to define his perception of the artist. In both cases the myth of Pygmalion may be seen as successfully embodying each poet's relation with art and tradition.

Colour plates of sculptures at rear of book.

Book as new, looks to be unread. Light marks on cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Liana Giannakopoulou
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5cm x 15cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3039107526
ISBN-13:
9783039107520
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Peter Lang
Title:
The Power of Pygmalion - Ancient Greek Sculpture in Modern Greek Poetry, 1860-1960

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Published in 2007 by Peter Lang.

This book explores the relationship between ancient Greek sculpture and modern Greek poetry between 1860 and 1960. It examines in some detail poems by Vasileiadis, Rangavis, Palamas, Cavafy, Sikelianos and Seferis, and shows how these poets appropriate the art of sculpture and in what ways this contributes to our understanding of each poet's poetics. Ancient Greek sculpture and sculptural imagery related to it are inevitably associated with the Classical heritage and bring the issue of ancient tradition and its relation to the modern artist into a prominent position. What is more, sculpture is particularly important for the erotic dimension through which the poets perceive their relation with art, and each poet systematically uses the image of the sculptor to define his perception of the artist. In both cases the myth of Pygmalion may be seen as successfully embodying each poet's relation with art and tradition.

Colour plates of sculptures at rear of book.

Book as new, looks to be unread. Light marks on cover.

Author(s):
Liana Giannakopoulou
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22.5cm x 15cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
3039107526
ISBN-13:
9783039107520
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Peter Lang
Title:
The Power of Pygmalion - Ancient Greek Sculpture in Modern Greek Poetry, 1860-1960

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