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Speaking of Beauty
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0300098936, Hardcover)An examination of instances of beauty and the language that beauty inspires, written by a critic of the English language, Denis Donoghue. An appreciative and wide-ranging reader, Donoghue discusses Kant, Schiller, Keats, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Ruskin, Henry James, Proust, Yeats, Housman, Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and many more. He considers some of the main theories of beauty and their terms of reference and appreciation. He also examines the relation of beauty to form: form as found in landscape, persons, poems, paintings and musical phrases; and form as in the difficult question of beauty and its wild neighbour, the sublime. Donoghue tells us that beauty is a topic that has once again become interesting and even fashionable, and in this text he seeks to show how it can be discussed with intelligence and decency.
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2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.
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