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The Gazer's Spirit Poems Speaking to Silent Works of ArtUre great writers have been inspired by pictures The Gazer's Spirit focuses on leading examples of ecphrastic poetry or poems that directly confront particular works of art Hollander who is one of the most distinguished contemporary practitioners of the ecphrastic tradition has crafted a survey of enormous range taste and depth from the Renaissance to the twentieth century The heart of the book is its gallery of poems and images set side by sideThere are poems whose presence in this book is all but inevitable such as Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts paired with Breugel the Elder's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and delightful surprises such as Edith.
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Wharton's sonnet that casts fresh light on Leonardo's Mona Lisa Here are Robert Browning and Michelangelo Walt Whitman and George Inness and Randall Jarrell and Albrecht Dürer writing and drawing about The Knight Death and the DevilAmong the poets are many visually sophisticated writers such as James Merrill Richard Howard Marianne Moore and Richard Wilbur the visual objects in the book are both celebrated and obscure as various as a Greek sculplture a medieval tapestry a famous Renoir or a fountain by an anonymous architect In some cases obvious affinities such as a poem by Vicki Hearne on a white horse by Gauguin produce unexpected poetic results.
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