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Poetic Narcissism and Echo-criticism in Pierre de Ronsard’s Poetry

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: L’Année ronsardienne
    2020, n° 2
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  • Author: Yinger (Melissa)
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  • Abstract: The Ovidian myth of Narcissus and Echo is a source of inspiration and anxiety for Ronsard. In “La Mort de Narcisse,” Ronsard transforms the poem into a reflector of the lyrical self, and then, into a metaphorical flower; he meditates on the potential loss that is inherent in these transformations. In “Contre les bûcherons,” Echo transports us from contemplation of a metaphorical flower to contemplation of real flowers, and becomes the source of a form of emerging ecocriticism.
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  • Pages: 173 to 192
  • Last edition: 2020
  • Journal: The Year of Ronsard, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-10041-6
  • ISSN: 2650-5711
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-10042-3.p.0173
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 02-19-2020
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Ronsard, narcissism, echo-criticism, Gâtine, Ovid
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