Writing the Scene of Speaking: Theories of Dialogue in the Late Italian Renaissance Jon Snyder

ISBN: 9780804714594

Published: August 1st 1989

Hardcover

316 pages


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Writing the Scene of Speaking: Theories of Dialogue in the Late Italian Renaissance  by  Jon Snyder

Writing the Scene of Speaking: Theories of Dialogue in the Late Italian Renaissance by Jon Snyder
August 1st 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 316 pages | ISBN: 9780804714594 | 10.26 Mb

The rediscovery in sixteenth-century Italy of Aristotles Poetics marks a crucial moment in the development of Western thought about literature, for the flood of new and controversial works that accompanied this event laid the foundations of modernMoreThe rediscovery in sixteenth-century Italy of Aristotles Poetics marks a crucial moment in the development of Western thought about literature, for the flood of new and controversial works that accompanied this event laid the foundations of modern literary criticism and theory.

This is a study of the main literary theories of the late Italian Renaissance that seek to define a poetics of dialogue. Writing the Scene of Speaking examines the different solutions offered by sixteenth-century Italian theorists to the problem posed by the hybrid textuality of dialogue, and sets them in the context of a culture in a dramatic state of transition.The main body of the book is an anaylsis of treatises by Torquatio Tasso, Sperone Speroni, Lodovico Castelvetro, and Carl Sigonio.

The final chapter looks at the seventeenth-century Baroque literary theories marking the closure of the question of dialogue in early modern Italy.



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