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A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 via Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. committed on the whole to a interpreting of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to creative thought, this quantity can be, as one Goodreads evaluate places it, "perfect for an individual attracted to the Graeco-Roman inspiration of Kronos/Saturnus, within the Islamic Golden Age and the way nice physical/medical thinkers in Baghdad and nice spiritual thinkers in Sevilla and Cordoba stored Greek traditions alive in the course of 1000 years of Catholic isolation, and in surely wacky "nonfiction" ala Borges (the forever recursive essay, the zahir, the good Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."
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In his seek for the universal hyperlink among
literature and the visible arts. Professor Praz
draws upon the plentiful facts of lengthy
mutual realizing and correspondence be
tween the sister alts even supposing parallels of
theme and notion are considerable, be is no longer
primarily involved with those. quite, he
examines the shut dating or air de fanulle
between the expression of the arts m any given
Each epoch has “ its ordinary handwriting
or handwritings, which, if one may possibly interpret
them, may show a personality, even a physi
cal visual appeal. ” even if handwriting is
taught and a few of its features therefore
belong to the basic variety of the interval, the
personality of the author does no longer fail to pierce
through. whatever of the related style, the au
thor proposes, happens in paintings. The kinship of
literature and portray rests on this circum
stance: a paintings of paintings, even if visible or liter
ary, needs to use the unique “ handwriting” of
its specific age, even as its originality pierces
through this handwriting.
The likeness among the arts inside of a variety of
periods o f historical past can eventually be traced,
then, to structural similarities— similarities
that come up out of the attribute approach in
which the humans of a definite epoch see and
memorize evidence aesthetically. Mnemosyne, at
once the goddess of reminiscence and the mom
of the muses, consequently presides over this view
of ihe arts. In illustrating her iniluence. Pro
fessor Praz levels broadly via Western
sources, either literary and pictorial. There are
1 2 1 illustrations accompanying the text.
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