Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver
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The Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver explores the visual dimensions of literary texts by looking at the rich representations of vision, movement and space in Raymond Carver's short fiction. Ayala Amir analyzes Carver's stories using insights borrowed from the critical discourse of the visual arts to reflect upon and challenge traditional issues of narrative study.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 997.9g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739139223
  • 9780739139226
  • 1,752,557

About Ayala Amir

Ayala Amir is lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Bar-Ilan University, Israel and also teaches at the Open University of Israel.show more

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Readers have been aware of Raymond Carver's preoccupation with voyeurism and the visual for decades. Ayala Amir expands our knowledge of these issues by examining the links between the visual in fiction and related fields such as photography and cinema, opening up a whole new, interdisciplinary dimension to Carver's work. The Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver is a very welcome contribution to our understanding of Carver's stories -- Sandra Lee Kleppe, International Raymond Carver Society This is a terrific book that takes Carver studies in new directions. Ayala Amir's knowledge of both cinema theory and literary theory makes this a book in which the discussion moves seamlessly between these related arts. As I read it, I felt that I was both expanding my knowledge of Carver's work and simultaneously learning photographic theory which, while interesting in its own right, augmented the way I read Carver. Few books offer readers such an experience. -- Robert Miltner, Kent State University Readers have been aware of Raymond Carver's preoccupation with voyeurism and the visual for decades. Ayala Amir expands our knowledge of these issues by examining the links between the visual in fiction and related fields such as photography and cinema, opening up a whole new, interdisciplinary dimension to Carver's work. The Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver is a very welcome contribution to our understanding of Carver's stories -- Sandra Lee Kleppe, International Raymond Carver Society Recommended. CHOICEshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Movement Chapter 3 Chapter One "I don't do motion shots" - Representation of Movement Chapter 4 Chapter Two "Does that have a hidden meaning?" - Dialogue Part 5 Part II. The Eye of the Camera Chapter 6 Chapter Three "Whoever was using this bed" - Voice Chapter 7 Chapter Four "Why do I notice that?" - Vision Part 8 Part III. Seeing and Meaning Chapter 9 Chapter Five Raymond Carver's "Man in a Case" - frame and Character Chapter 10 Chapter Six Singularity or Doubleness- Effet de reel or Symbol? Chapter 11 Conclusionshow more

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