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Eneas Sweetland (E. S.) Dallas (1828–1879) was a journalist who worked for The Times among other publications and whose interest in psychology and love of poetry led to his writing the two-volume – though he originally intended four – The Gay Science, published in 1866. The work takes its title from an expression used by Provençal troubadours to describe the art of composing poetry, and the volumes are concerned with the unclear and often shifting boundaries between art and science and whether they can be ...

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Eneas Sweetland (E. S.) Dallas (1828–1879) was a journalist who worked for The Times among other publications and whose interest in psychology and love of poetry led to his writing the two-volume – though he originally intended four – The Gay Science, published in 1866. The work takes its title from an expression used by Provençal troubadours to describe the art of composing poetry, and the volumes are concerned with the unclear and often shifting boundaries between art and science and whether they can be reconciled.

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Volume 1: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The science of criticism; 3. The despair of a science; 4. The corner stone; 5. The agreement of the critics; 6. On imagination; 7. The hidden soul; 8. The play of thought; 9. The secrecy of art. Volume 2: 10. On pleasure; 11. Mixed pleasure; 12. Pure pleasure; 13. Hidden pleasure; 14. The ethics of art; 15. The pursuit of pleasure; 16. The world of fiction; 17. The ethical current; Index.

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