Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

by Corey McEleney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823272662
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Corey McEleney is Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University.

Table of Contents

Futilitarianism: An Introduction
1. Pleasure without Profit
2. Bonfire of the Vanities
3. Art for Nothing's Sake
4. Spenser's Unhappy Ends
5. Beyond Sublimation
Coda: Less Matter, More Art

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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