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Shakespeare and impure aesthetics / Hugh Grady.

  • Author

    Grady, Hugh.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Aesthetics.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Art.

    Aesthetics in literature

    Art in literature

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  • Class


  • ISBN

    9780521514750 (hbk.), 0521514754 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    261 p. ;

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliography and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Part one: a Shakespearean aesthetic: into the woods outside Athens -- A midsummer night's dream: eros and the aesthetic -- Modernity, usury, and art in Timon of Athens -- Part two: the aesthetics of death and mourning -- Hamlet as mourning play -- Beautiful death in Romeo and Juliet -- Conclusion: the critical present. Uk-SuSCL. Summary, etc: This volume explores ideas about art implicit in Shakespeare's plays and defines specific Shakespearean aesthetic practices in his use of desire, death and mourning as resources for art. Target audience: Specialized.