Luigi Iliaca

Poetry Incarnate: Puccini’s Mimì as metonymy and metaphor combined

2018.11.09 | By Gregory Nagy §0. This essay is linked with a lengthy book I published in 2015, Masterpieces of Metonymy. There I argued that metonymy and metaphor, as they are known in verbal art, are analogous respectively to horizontal and vertical threading in the art of weaving. Taking a broader point of view here, I will argue that the art of fabric work in general can be represented as… Read more