Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2010

224 Pages | 15 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083242

Bookseller Code (06)


Writing for Art

The aesthetics of ekphrasis

Stephen Cheeke

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first study to offer a useful general survey of the larger philosophical questions arising from the encounter of literary and texts and artworks
  • Covers a broad chronological range of writing and theorising about 'ekphrasis', extending the subject to include literary works on photography, and prose descriptions of artworks
  • Explores a subject which has increasingly interested scholars - and has recently been the title of major conferences, large theoretical works, specialised studies and scholarly essays
  • An essential introduction for both the specialist and non-specialist reader
  • Offers close readings of poems and prose alongside a goodly number of their companion paintings and pictures

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