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Shakespeare's Spiral: Tracing the Snail in "King Lear" and Renaissance Painting

Shakespeare's Spiral: Tracing the Snail in "King Lear" and Renaissance Painting (Paperback)

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Shakespeare's Spiral aims to explore a figure forgotten in the dramatic texts of Shakespeare and in Renaissance painting: the snail. Taking as its point of departure the emergence of the gastropod object/subject in the text of King Lear as well as its iconic interface in Giovanni Bellini's painting Allegory of Falsehood (circa 1490), this study sets out to follow the particular path traced by the snail throughout the /uvre. From the central scene in which the metaphor of the snail and of its shell is specifically made manifest when Lear discovers, in a raging storm, the spectacle of Edgar disguised as Poor Tom coming out of his shelter (III.3.6-9) to the monster, this fiend, displaying on the cliffs of Dover, "horms whelked and waved like the enridged sea" (IV.6.71), this work is the trace of a narrative - of a journey of the gaze - during the course of which the cryptic question of the gastropod - "Why a Snail [...]?" (I.5.26) - does not cease to be developed and transformed.

Incorporating a wide-ranging post-structuralist critique, the study aims to bring to light the particular functions of this "revealing detail" in both its textual and visual dimension so as to put forward a new and innovatory understanding of the tragedy of King Lear.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1400 to c 1600 incl the RenaissanceEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticismEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 19/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9780761841371  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Francois-Xavier Gleyzon is assistant professor of English at the American University of Beirut. His publications include "Christine Buci-Glucksmann: Shakespeare and the Archaeology of Shadows," along with articles on English Renaissance literature in relation to visual arts. His current research focuses on Shakespeare, religion, and terror.

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