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Comfort, Kelly

Art and Life in Aestheticism

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Reflections on the Relationship between Art and Life in Aestheticism
Kelly Comfort

Part I. Reevaluating the Seminal Works of Nineteenth-Century Aestheticism

2. The Critic as Cosmopolite: Baudelaire’s International Sensibility and the Transformation of Viewer Subjectivity
Margueritte Murphy

3. Rossetti’s Aesthetically Saturated Readings: Art’s De-Humanizing Power
Ileana Marin

4. Dickens À La Carte: Aesthetic Victualism and the Invigoration of the Artist in Huysmans’s Against Nature
Paul Fox

Part II. Reconsidering Turn-of-the-Century Aestheticism

5. Aesthetic Vampirism: Pater, Wilde, and the Concept of Irony
Andrew Eastham

6. The De-Humanization of the Artistic Receptor: The George Circle’s Rejection of Paterian Aestheticism
Yvonne Ivory

7. Art for the Body’s Sake: Nietzsche’s Physical Aestheticism
Kael Ashbaugh

Part III. Rereading the Aestheticist Strand of Twentieth-Century Literature

8. From “God of the Creation” to “Hangman God”: Joyce’s Reassessment of Aestheticism
Daniel M. Shea

9. The Aesthetic Anxiety: Avant-Garde Poetics, Autonomous Aesthetics, and the Idea of Politics
Robert Archambeau

10. On the Cold War, American Aestheticism, the Nabokov Problem—and Me
Gene H. Bell-Villada

Part IV. Reassessing Aestheticism in Twentieth-Century Theory

11. Beauty be Damned: On Why Adorno Valorizes Carrion, Stench, and Putrefaction
Charles B. Sumner

12. “This temptation to be undone …” Sontag, Barthes, and the Uses of Style
Sarah Garland

13. Art for Heart’s Sake: The Aesthetic Existences of Kierkegaard, Pater, and Iser
Ben Bruyn

Keywords: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Fine Arts, Literary Theory

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
252 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230583498
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-36204-2

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