Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures

Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures

by Timothy Aubry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674986466
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/03/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,242,824
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Timothy Aubry is Associate Professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Intellectual Critics and the Pleasures of Complexity 31

Chapter 2 Appetite for Deconstruction 64

Chapter 3 New Historicism and the Aesthetics of the Archive 105

Chapter 4 Lolita and the Stakes of Form 140

Chapter 5 Why Is Beloved So Universally Beloved? 167

Conclusion Reading the Surface in the Distance 194

Notes 219

Works Cited 243

Acknowledgments 265

Index 267

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