Hugh Ridley

Affinities and Parallel Texts across Two Hundred Years

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ISBN: 9781527588462
Author : Hugh Ridley
Published: 2022
Number of pages: 220
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Format: Hardback
Affinities—that nagging sense of familiarity which we get at particular moments in works of art—offer a key to the ways in which poets and artists work. In nine chapters, this book approaches important aspects of the topic and shows how affinity, intentional or otherwise, can be a signpost to an influence the artist wishes to hide, a route into creativity, a shared feature of a genre at a particular stage of development, or a joyful sharing of a common heritage. It can also be the first step in a lawsuit, when it is confused with plagiarism. The chapters range in topic from Wagner and Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky to the Hymnal, Thomas Mann and Colm Tóibín, and Agatha Christie and George Eliot to American Naïve Painting.

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