Abstract

Magritte's painting, La clef de verre, borrows its title from Hammett's novel The Glass Key. The rock in the picture, the key in the title, and the plot of the whodunit generate an interarts dialogue, an ekphrasis, from which Magritte paints thought—a visible poetry that mediates between the stasis of the image and the dynamism of words.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 85-102
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-16
Open Access
No
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