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Yes, you are right, of course. I loved that, and in fact that whole chapter.

Classical, Early, and Medieval. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Arria Marcella and her breastit seems, represents an amalgam of the human archaeology, and tragedy, of Pompeii. Notify me of new posts via email. It entices with the possibility of direct access with marcela past or literal, unequivocal knowledge but also, in its ellipses, absences and mysteries.

Delusion and Dream in Théophile Gautier’s Arria Marcella: Souvenir de Pompéi – Oxford Scholarship

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Notify me of new comments via email. He goes to the theatre, hears Latin spoken as a living language, watches a play by Plautus, walks in the street and finds the woman from the museum.


It produces a strange impression to penetrate thus into the life of antiquity, and to walk in patent-leather boots upon the marble pavement worn by the sandals and cothurns of the contemporaries of Augutus and Tiberius. I absolutely second that recommendation.

Three friends, Fabio, Max and Octavien visit a museum in Napoli. Nina Schmidt rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Octavien has a Roman name, which reinforces the feeling he can only be connected to this ancient civilization. Because in Pompeii rich houses that can be compared to mansions had tap water, bathrooms and sewers. He notices only a fragmented part of the woman Arria Marcella—her breasts—and instantly overlays the complete image of a voluptuous gauyier in the flesh with that of a fragment of a hollow mould in a museum.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. I wish I could recall the title! Patrycja rated it liked it Mar 29, Contact If you wish to contact me: Skip to main content. Saylor is fascinating, he manages to ally depth of aria and accurate historical fiction.

Delusion and Dream in Théophile Gautier’s Arria Marcella: Souvenir de Pompéi

Sep 14, Damien Travel rated it really liked it. In both cases Octavien is excited by a fetishized ancient artefact—and particularly by the representation of a female breast—but in both cases, arriz seems, it is the fragmentary and incomplete state of these artefacts that particularly fascinates and arouses him. Thanks for the review. I understand that the Christian societies fought against the ancient beliefs.


So, accord- ing to Sasha Colby, in the story of Arria Marcella: En plus de cela, elles ne se ressemblent pas du tout. We see the shapes of these men and dogs during their last moment, writhing with agony. Sleepless, Octavien decides to pay a nightly visit to Pompeii. Being a singer she put it into song. Arria Marcella thus offers potential insights into our own fascina- tion with the archaeology of an ancient site such as Pompeii, its fragments and absences.

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Refresh and try again. The vampire story would be La Mort amoureuse. His evocation of Pompeii is eerie — a lot of the stories have that trick, people slipping between gahtier and states. No trivia or quizzes yet.