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By Donald Preziosi;Claire Farago

ISBN-10: 1405192399

ISBN-13: 9781405192392

Art isn't What you think that It Is makes use of unique examine to give a chain of severe incursions into the present country of dialogue at the inspiration of artwork, making appear what has been mostly lacking or unsaid in these discussions.

  • Links museology, heritage, thought, and feedback to the realities of up to date social stipulations and indicates how they've got structurally functioned in various contexts
  • Deals with divisive and arguable difficulties resembling blasphemy and idolatry, and the matter of creative truth
  • Addresses family members among ecu notions approximately paintings and artifice and people built in different and particularly indigenous cultural traditions

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Dreamlike and dusky setting provides a weird mechanical movements. Its fitting Its d^cor for the haunting cadence height- ens the queerly evocative images that pass in montage before the eyes: We watched the ghostly dancers spin To sound of horn and violin, Like black leaves wheeling in the wind. Like wire-pulled Automatons, Slim silhouetted skeletons Went sidling through the slow quadrille. Wilde's revisions indicate a newly acquired maturity in the handling of organic metrical effects. " Wilde ignored metrical uniformity to heighten the dramatic projection of scene.

132-46. 4 I take account of previous studies: Anonymous, "The Poetry of an Aesthete," Dial, n (August 1881), 82-85; H. E. Woodbridge, "Oscar Wilde as a Poet," Poet Lore, xrx (Winter, 1908), 439-57; J. D. Thomas, "Oscar Wilde's Pose and Poetry," The Rice Institute 3 Einfluss auf Oscar Wilde," Pamphlet, xlh (October 1955), 32-52. 5 See the text in Works, pp. 768-72. , R. Ross (New York, 1921). IN The situation off into the appears The resolutions. THE EARLY POEMS simplified, given confident these address to another person, "sweet," pales rapid accumulation of certainties and assurances.

I I should follow, Or in these clearly drawn images: "The thin foam that frets upon the sea" ("Tedium Vitae"); "Huge Triton writhes in greenish bronze" (Le Jardin des Tuileries"). We remark too, on a larger scale, the atmosphere of "La Fuite de la Lune" suffused with a mute anguish as though it assumed the form of a spiritual landscape. Varied situations are used to condense discordant associations so that the poet can transcend the arbitrary realm experience; for of example, glimpses of eternity are embodied in a multiplicity of incar- "The New Helen"; in acts of resurrection signified by the growth and exfoliation of the "little seed" in the Egyptian girl's hand ("Athanasia"); in the reemergence of nations in "Phedre" into "this idea of permanence 23 p.

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