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Métamorphoses d'Arachné : l'artiste en araignée dans la littérature occidentale

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At the beginning of book VI of the Metamorphoses Minerva turns Arachne into a spider and destroys her work for having dared to compete with her. Ovid's aesthetic choices, illustrated in Arachne's tapestry, are inseparable from the philosophical and political ones that led to his exile. The tale has had a rich literary and artistic legacy. Although Arachne was taken as a symbol of diabolical pride in the Middle Ages, Dante restored her to tragic greatness, and Veronese, Rubens, and Velasquez reinstated her as an artist. The major aesthetic debates of European literature have rehearsed the conflict between the goddess and the mortal. Since the nineteenth century, poets such as Keats, Whitman, Mallarmé, Francis Ponge, Emily Dickinson and Agnes Miegel have all used the spider weaving its web as a metaphor for poetic creation and to express the poetics of immanence that triumphed over the Ovidian tapestry.

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Métamorphoses d'Arachné : l'artiste en araignée dans la littérature occidentale

Métamorphoses d'Arachné : l'artiste en araignée dans la littérature occidentale

At the beginning of book VI of the Metamorphoses Minerva turns Arachne into a spider and destroys her work for having dared to compete with her. Ovid's aesthetic choices, illustrated in Arachne's tapestry, are inseparable from the philosophical and...

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Title Métamorphoses d'Arachné : l'artiste en araignée dans la littérature occidentale
Edition First Edition
By (author) Sylvie BALLESTRA-PUECH
ISSN 0073-2397
Issue 426
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 10/1/2006
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01061-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600010610
Reference no. 15-426
Publication Date 10/1/2006
Nb of pages 0 - 464
Illustrations 8 illustrations
Illustrations, color, Plates
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 806 gr
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