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Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More


Average Life (Grillparzer, Stifter, and the Art of Prosaic Reality)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on realist attempts to redefine greatness by inverting aesthetics' traditional hierarchies, juxtaposing Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's thesis on the “end of art” with Heinrich ... More


Kakanian Variations: Four Hands and the Passing of the Nineteenth Century

Adrian Daub

in Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The moribund Hapsburg Empire always invited characterization through musical scenes, and prime among them were scenes of four-hand piano playing. This chapter focuses on a number of texts that ... More


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