This paper explores the function of image production in literature by means of the element of fire. Gabriele D'Annunzio's The Flame of Life is explored via the images described by the main character, Stelio Effrena. The poet is inspired by the visual memory of the Venetian coloristic tradition and creates an immense crucible of fire wherein words, images, and sensations fuse together to produce an effect of synesthesia in the public. The subtle alchemy of Effrena's technique shapes the instantaneous poetic intuition by an extension of perception. In this sense, the poet becomes the high priest of the new religion of Beauty.

D'Annunzio e le immaginifiche combustioni: l'estetica del fuoco tra mimesis e poiesis, 2011-01.

D'Annunzio e le immaginifiche combustioni: l'estetica del fuoco tra mimesis e poiesis

Boccali, Renato
2011-01

Abstract

This paper explores the function of image production in literature by means of the element of fire. Gabriele D'Annunzio's The Flame of Life is explored via the images described by the main character, Stelio Effrena. The poet is inspired by the visual memory of the Venetian coloristic tradition and creates an immense crucible of fire wherein words, images, and sensations fuse together to produce an effect of synesthesia in the public. The subtle alchemy of Effrena's technique shapes the instantaneous poetic intuition by an extension of perception. In this sense, the poet becomes the high priest of the new religion of Beauty.
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United States
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Settore M-FIL/04 - Estetica
Settore L-FIL-LET/14 - Critica Letteraria e Letterature Comparate
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