Breaking and remaking: aesthetic practice in England, 1700-1820

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Rutgers University Press, 1989 - Art - 363 pages
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Paulson shows how 18th-century English poets and artists confronted the decline of High Renaissance ideals in literary theory and aesthetics. The book is less a single extended argument, though, than ... Read full review

Contents

SWIFT AND GRAY
1
POPE
48
BYRON
94
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Ronald Paulson is professor of English at John Hopkins University. He is both a major authority on Henry Fielding and one of the world's leading scholars of eighteenth-century literary and artistic culture. His recent books include "The Beautiful, Novel and Strange: Aesthetics and Heterodoxy "(!995) and "Don Quixote in England: The Aesthetics of Laughter" (1998).

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