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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground

Eric Freyfogle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110401
eISBN:
9780300133295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110401.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book examines different aspects of land conservation. Using land in its broadest ecological sense, to include not just soils but wildlife, water, ecological processes, and humans, it approaches ... More


Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Arthur Krystal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From small questions of taste to large questions concerning the nature of existence, intellectual debate takes up much of our time. This book examines what most commentators ignore: the role of ... More


Introduction: In Search of Unity

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter emphasizes the central place music held in late imperial Russian cultural discourse, where it served both as a symbol of, and possible means for, forging a unified Russian identity. It ... More


Aesthetics in the Technological Age

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the direct relationship between technology and aesthetics. How is each sphere of aesthetics—production aesthetics, artwork aesthetics, and reception aesthetics—viewed through ... More


Aesthetics and Appetite: An Introduction

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how romantic gastronomers—the self-proclaimed professors of taste—considered the profoundly physical pleasures of the palate to be the pinnacle of aesthetic appreciation. ... More


Introduction

Michael Marissen

in Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300194586
eISBN:
9780300206999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194586.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses issues of method in writing about music, arguing against pure formalism and mere aesthetics, and also against excessive presentism when pursuing questions of meaning.


The Caucasus as Region, Literature as Method

Rebecca Gould

in Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300200645
eISBN:
9780300220759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200645.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the aestheticization of violence in the vernacular literatures of the Caucasus from the nineteenth century to the ... More


“Moral Magick”:: Cambridge Platonism and the Third Earl of Shaftesbury

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Against the idea of a linear “disenchantment of the world,” this chapter makes a case for the persistence of magical views of sympathy in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The ... More


Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gazes through the lens of music to find an unusual perspective on Russian cultural and literary history. It discusses six major works of Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What does eating have to do with aesthetic taste? While most accounts of aesthetic history avoid the gustatory aspects of taste, this book rewrites standard history to uncover the constitutive and ... More


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