Beauty of the Back

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The chapter will cover the poetic sentiment created by human meaning-makers as they experience, present, and represent the body on the side that is directly non-observable by the self, but constantly accessible to the others. Various relations between the hair and the skin, hiding and displaying of both as ways of presenting of the human back, will be analyzed on the basis of the painting Le Chignon by French artist Eva Gonzalès (b 1849–d. 1883).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoetry And Imagined Worlds
EditorsOlga V. Lehmann, Nandita Chaudhary, Ana Cecilia Bastos, Emily Abbey
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64857-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64858-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture


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