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Comparative Criticism

Volume 17. Walter Pater and the Culture of the Fin-de-Siècle

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Denis Donoghue, Richard Wollheim, Wolfgang Iser, Nicholas Shrimpton, Billie Andrew Inman, David Carrier, Richard Read, Adrian Stokes, Paul Leppi,: Michael Mitchell, Lydia Knecht, Asher Harris, Franz Theodor Csokor, Michael Mitchell, Göran Tunström, Eivor Martinus, Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell, Simon Curtis, Seán Matthews, Nicholas Crowe
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  • Date Published: November 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521558440

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  • This volume treats conceptions of the fin-de-sièle as they were affected and characterized by the work of Walter Pater, the leading nineteenth-century English art critic after Ruskin, essayist and novelist, and major influence on the temper and style of the 'aesthetic' and 'decadent' movements. Many subjects are explored: Denis Donoghue recreates the sceptical spirit of Pater for our time and Wolfgang Iser with the 'translatability' of Paterian discourse in the current context of interpretation theory. On the larger European scene David Carrier treats the decisive role of Baudelaire in the movement towards Modernism in writing and painting, and the subterranean forms in which he was imported. The first publication of an important work, believed lost, of Pater's major disciple, the twentieth-century art critic Adrian Stokes, is also featured in this volume. Some translation is included, and finally,The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney, displays the changing forms of the traditional elegy through the fin-de-sièle to the present.

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    • Date Published: November 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521558440
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 22 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    list of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Frontispiece: drawing attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
    Editor's introduction: century's ends, culture's ends
    Part I. Walter Pater and the Culture of the Fin-de-Siècle:
    1. The antinomian Pater:
    1894–1994 Denis Donoghue
    2. Walter Pater: from philosophy to art Richard Wollheim
    3. Enfoldings in Paterian discourse: modes of translatability Wolfgang Iser
    4. Pater and the 'aesthetical sect' Nicholas Shrimpton
    5. John 'Dorian' Gray and the theme of subservient love in Pater's works of the 1890s Billie Andrew Inman
    6. Baudelaire, Pater and the origins of modernism David Carrier
    7. Epilogue: on the homelessness of the image. With illustrations
    Part II. Literature, Translation and Performance:
    8. Art criticism versus poetry: an introduction to Adrian Stokes's 'Pisanello' Richard Read
    9. Pisanello. First of four essays on the Tempio Malatestiano at Rimini. With illustrations Adrian Stokes
    Section 1. Winners of the 1993 BCLA Translation Competition Open Competition:
    10. First prize: 'The ghost of the Jewish ghetto' Paul Leppin: a story translated from the German Michael Mitchell
    11. Second prize: 'The woman who kept a unicorn in the kitchen' Lydia Knecht: a story translated from the Hebrew Asher Harris
    12. Special Prize for Hebrew, Yiddish, Jewish Theme: 'Jews at the well' Franz Theodor Csokor: a story translated from the German Michael Mitchell
    13. Special Prize for Spanish first prize: extract from The Letter from the Wilderness Göran Tunström translation Eivor Martinus
    14. Special prize for Spanish second prize: Women in the Nude and Bodies in the Post Dario Fo: a play translated from the Italian with an introduction: 'Fo, Feydeau and Ionesco: tragic farce and comic farce' Joseph Farrell
    Part III. Essay Reviews: On Jahan Ramazani, Poetry of Mourning. The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney Simon Curtis
    Compilation of books and periodicals received Seán Matthews
    Compiled bibliography of comparative literature in Great Britain and Ireland 1991 Nicholas Crowe.

  • Editor

    E. S. Shaffer

    Contributors

    Denis Donoghue, Richard Wollheim, Wolfgang Iser, Nicholas Shrimpton, Billie Andrew Inman, David Carrier, Richard Read, Adrian Stokes, Paul Leppi,: Michael Mitchell, Lydia Knecht, Asher Harris, Franz Theodor Csokor, Michael Mitchell, Göran Tunström, Eivor Martinus, Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell, Simon Curtis, Seán Matthews, Nicholas Crowe

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