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Author Conley, Tom.

Title An errant eye : poetry and topography in early modern France / Tom Conley
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: a snail's eye -- Rabelais: worlds introjected -- The Apian way -- A landscape of emblems: Corrozet and Holbein -- A poet in relief: Maurice Scève -- Ronsard in conflict: a writer out of place -- Montaigne and his swallows -- Conclusion: a tactile eye
Summary An Errant Eye studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a "new poetics of space" ranging throughout French Renaissance poetry, prose, and cartography, Tom Conley performs dazzling readings of maps, woodcuts, and poems to plot a topographical shift in the late Renaissance in which space, subjectivity, and politics fall into crisis. He charts the paradox of a period whose demarcation of national space through cartography is rendered unstable by an ambient world of printed writing. This ten
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index
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Subject Cartography in literature.
Cartography -- France -- History -- 16th century.
French poetry -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Geography in literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Space in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010041232
ISBN 0816675015 (electronic bk.)
9780816675012 (electronic bk.)