War, Ekphrasis, and Elliptical Form in Melville's Battle-Pieces

Hsuan Hsu
May 2002
Nineteenth Century Studies;2002, Vol. 16, p51
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on ekphrasis in "Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War" by Herman Melville. It mentions that the use of poetry in ekphrasis or description of art is problematic in representation. The essay examines the poetic ekphrasis and visual aesthetics in Melville's work. An overview of the essay is presented.


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