Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde's Philosophy of Art

Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde's Philosophy of Art

by Julia Prewitt Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 081391728X

ISBN-13: 9780813917283

Pub. Date: 07/29/1997

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

In the first book to explore the philosophical significance of Oscar Wilde's life and work, Julia Prewitt Brown establishes Wilde's importance to nineteenth-century literature and thought by placing him in the continuum of continental aesthetic philosophy from Kant and Schiller, through Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, to Benjamin and Adorno. Cosmopolitan Criticism is an…  See more details below

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In the first book to explore the philosophical significance of Oscar Wilde's life and work, Julia Prewitt Brown establishes Wilde's importance to nineteenth-century literature and thought by placing him in the continuum of continental aesthetic philosophy from Kant and Schiller, through Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, to Benjamin and Adorno. Cosmopolitan Criticism is an interdisciplinary study that should appeal not only to Wilde enthusiasts but also to readers interested in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917283
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
07/29/1997
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Texts and Abbreviations
Preface
1Wilde's Play-Drive and "the Still More Difficult Art of Living"1
2Wilde and His Predecessors23
3Wilde's Reassociation of Sensibility51
4Wilde's Philosophy of Art69
Epilogue: Cosmopolitan Melancholy107
Notes113
Select Bibliography125
Index131

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