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Pictorial frames and textual thresholds : bitextuality in Rebecca West and David Low's The modern rake's progress

Francesca Frigerio

Title:
Pictorial frames and textual thresholds : bitextuality in Rebecca West and David Low's The modern rake's progress
Author(s):
Frigerio, Francesca
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Type:
Working papers
Department:
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
"Since its first publication in 1735, Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress has been extensively imitated in a wide range of media, from the prints, copies and ‘interpretations’ of his moral series in the nineteenth century, when popular culture, as well as Augustus Sala’s biography, made of Hogarth a cultural icon whose work was considered morally improving and therefore worth circulating (see for example William Powell Frith’s Road to Ruin, 1878-82), to David Hockney’s twentieth-century homage, in which the idea of the rake is used to illustrate the artist’s progress in the urban world of New York in the 1960s."
Subject(s):
English literature
Fine arts
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Suggested Citation:
Francesca Frigerio, 2004, Pictorial frames and textual thresholds : bitextuality in Rebecca West and David Low's The modern rake's progress, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10098.

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