The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature by Andrew HuiThe Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature by Andrew Hui

The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

byAndrew Hui

Paperback | January 2, 2017

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The Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as a distinct category of cultural discourse, one that inspired voluminous poetic production. For humanists, the ruin became the material sign that marked the rupture between themselves and classical antiquity. In the first full-length book to document this cultural phenomenon, Andrew Hui explains how the invention of the ruin propelled poets into creating works that were self-aware of their absorption of the past as well as their own survival in the future.
Andrew Hui is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.
Title:The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:January 2, 2017Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823274314

ISBN - 13:9780823274314


Editorial Reviews

The value of Hui's study is that it treats the core driving forces of European Renaissance poetry as a cohesive phenomenon... Given the immense erudition that this young author displays in his first book, coupled with the enthusiasm patent in his vibrant style, in coming years we may expect from him contributions to literary scholarship of the highest distinction.