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Dryden's Ovid: Aesthetic Translation and the Idea of the Classic

Charles Martindale

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes an aesthetic model, derived from Kant's Critique of Judgement, for how translation might operate in relation to a classic text (as an alternative to the standard ... More


The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Marion Thain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book analyses the remaking of lyric poetry in Victorian modernity, challenging and transforming existing narratives of the modern formation of the ‘lyric’ genre through engagement with a body of ... More


Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Charles Martindale, Stefano Evangelista, and Elizabeth Prettejohn (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the first book to address in detail Walter Pater’s important contribution to the study of classical antiquity. Pater is our greatest aesthetic critic. He was also a professional classicist ... More


Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Michele Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book, a sustained reading of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's relationship, reveals why the antagonisms between these authors are symptomatic of the cultural oppositions within Aestheticism ... More


Introduction

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book tells the story of Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's intricate, decades-long literary relationship and how it shaped transatlantic aesthetic relations. It shows that their relationship ... More


‘I Have Asked Henry James Not to Bring his Friend Oscar Wilde’: Daisy Miller, Washington Square and The Politics of Transatlantic Aestheticism

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James's and Oscar Wilde's first documented meeting, in 1882. The tension between British and American culture is the most important aspect of transatlantic Aestheticism, ... More


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies and of Remaking Aestheticism

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Widely perceived to be an aesthete-for-hire, Oscar Wilde's purpose in the late 1880s and early 1890s was to shed this image and develop his own aesthetic ideals. One of the ways he did this was quite ... More


The School of the Future as well as the Present: Wilde’s Impressions of James in Intentions and The Picture of Dorian Gray

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the mid-1880s to the early 1890s, Oscar Wilde transformed himself into a ‘real artist’ and reinvented Aestheticism in the process by developing an artistic method that was strongly informed by ... More


‘Wild Thoughts and Desire! Things I Can’t Tell You – Words I Can’t Speak!’: The Drama of Identity in The Importance of Being Earnest and Guy Domville

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Oscar Wilde's vigorous rejection and absorption of James McNeill Whistler and Henry James demonstrates that he reinvented himself and Aestheticism by successfully challenging assumptions about ... More


‘A Nest of Almost Infant Blackmailers’: The End of Innocence in ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and De Profundis

Michèle Mendelssohn

in Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623853
eISBN:
9780748651634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623853.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the early 1880s, Henry James made the transatlantic aesthete his own despite the figure's increasing association with Oscar Wilde. Though James privately dissociated himself from Wilde's artistic, ... More


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