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From the Publisher"Grady offers a timely corrective to those who continue to view the aesthetic as an outmoded and idealized category – a straw target that was ritually bowled over in the first wave of cultural theory. Instead, he offers ‘impure aesthetics’ as a ‘place-holder’ for that which is ‘repressed elsewhere in the system’. In the process he repositions the aesthetic as a dynamic and critical concept – one that post-dates Shakespeare’s plays but continues to prove crucially informative in our reinterpretation of the playwright’s work."
-Professor John J. Joughin, University of Central Lancashire
"...Grady continues his important project of investigating the formation of modern subjectivity in Shakespeare. This time it is in relation to aesthetics - a subject...Recommended"
-A.DiMatteo, New York Institute of Technology