DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.06.004
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Tzu Yu Allison Lin

Abstract: In this paper, I read several literary texts, in order to demonstrate the relation between the viewing subject and the gazed object, in terms of love, illusion, and and aesthetic ecstasy. Walter Benjamin's untitled poem illuminates love and blessing through artistic images, as in Giorgio de Chirico's painting, The Song of Love (1914). Love in London is somehow a dream-like image-a surreal illusion of love, which stays in the viewer's mind as a poem of colours, representing eternity. Virginia Woolf's Night and…

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