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Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


The Hereditary Lords 《諸侯章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about the family reverence of the hereditary lords. According to Confucius, hereditary lords who are not arrogant are not in jeopardy of being ... More


Fears of Ruination

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on depictions of the economic threat of extravagance in popular literature. Over-expenditure in attempts to maintain or extend appearances, or as the consequence of sheer folly, ... More


Funeral Reform and the Cremation Debate

Pat Jalland

in Death in the Victorian Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201885
eISBN:
9780191675058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201885.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses and explores the different rituals, conducts, and forms of funerals of the middle and upper class Victorians. The first section of the chapter discusses the funeral ... More


Assessing Achievement

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between living well and an individual's assessment of his achievements. To understand living well, you need to distinguish between a person's achievements and his ... More


Gem Mania in Rome

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient Romans admired and coveted colored stones and works carved from them, importing them from the territories they conquered and capturing them from their enemies. This chapter discusses ... More


Thinking about Luxury Editions in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Germany

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how luxury editions in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Germany figured in efforts to demarcate the boundaries of acceptable extravagance, whether as instances of ... More


The Enlightenment Novel as Artifact: J. H. Campe’s Robinson der Jüngere and C. M. Wieland’s Der goldne Spiegel

Matt Erlin

in Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453045
eISBN:
9780801470431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453045.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the impact of ideas about luxury on the evolution of the German novel by focusing on two works that are representative of the anthropological orientation of the German ... More


“Life Is Extravagance”: Almost

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s belief that one should take up all the pleasures life has to offer, including some that might not enhance one’s health. This idea was encapsulated in one of ... More


Superabundance: Spectacle, Scale, and Excess

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

in Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520283145
eISBN:
9780520959040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283145.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Thanks to developments in particle physics, astronomy, and genetics, as well as international travel, finance, and communication the cultural horizon of the 21st century is acquainted with both the ... More


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