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Literature and Architecture as a Metaphor of “Grandeur” and “Decadence”

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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 63)

Abstract

The musical implication thoughtfully chosen for this symposium, “The Orchestration of the Arts”, combined with a recent re-reading of French Renaissance poets was a welcome invitation to focus my thoughts on the relationship between two sister arts, literature and architecture, as seen in poetic texts of the 16th and 17th centuries. A point of departure was suitably offered by Joachim du Bellay, Les Antiquitez de Rome and Les Regrets, works of his “Roman” period, considered today as his masterpieces. A well-known Renaissance scholar does not hesitate to declare:

In the Antiquitez de Rome, Du Bellay reaches his peak as an artistic creator in words. From the beginning of his career he saw Rome as guilty but enormously awesome ... .1

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Roman Poet Poetic Text Thoughtful Meditation French Poet Triumphal Arch 
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  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoUSA

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