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The beautiful, novel, and strange : aesthetics and heterodoxy, Ronald Paulson

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The beautiful, novel, and strange : aesthetics and heterodoxy
Title
The beautiful, novel, and strange
Title remainder
aesthetics and heterodoxy
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Paulson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Beautiful, Novel, and Strange Ronald Paulson fills a lacuna in studies of aesthetics at its point of origin in England in the 1700s. He shows how aesthetics took off not only from British empiricism but also from such forms of religious heterodoxy as deism. The third earl of Shaftesbury, the founder of aesthetics, replaced the Christian God of rewards and punishments with beauty - worship of God, with a taste for a work of art. William Hogarth, reacting against Shaftesbury's "disinterestedness," replaced his Platonic abstractions with an aesthetics centered on the human body, gendered female, and based on an epistemology of curiosity, pursuit, and seduction. Paulson shows Hogarth creating, first in practice and then in theory, a middle area between the Beautiful and the Sublime by adapting Joseph Addison's category (in the Spectator) of the Novel, Uncommon, and Strange
  • Paulson retrieves an aesthetics that had strong support during the eighteenth century but has been obscured both by the more dominant academic discourse of Shaftesbury (and later Sir Joshua Reynolds) and by current trends in art and literary history. Arguing that the two traditions comprised not only painterly but also literary theory and practice, Paulson explores the innovations of Henry Fielding, John Cleland, Laurence Sterne, and Oliver Goldsmith, which followed and complemented the practice in the visual arts of Hogarth and his followers
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DLC
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Paulson, Ronald
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Art and literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Literature and society
  • Fiction
Label
The beautiful, novel, and strange : aesthetics and heterodoxy, Ronald Paulson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-355) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aesthetics and deism -- Shaftesburian disinterestedness -- Addison's aesthetics of the novel -- The conversation piece : politeness and subversion -- The "Great Creation" : Fielding -- Aesthetics and erotics : Cleland, Fielding, and Sterne -- The strange, trivial and infantile : books for children -- From novel to strange to "sublime" -- From novel to picturesque -- The novelizing of Hogarth
Control code
32545829
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780801851711
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
95018983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1734590
Label
The beautiful, novel, and strange : aesthetics and heterodoxy, Ronald Paulson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aesthetics and deism -- Shaftesburian disinterestedness -- Addison's aesthetics of the novel -- The conversation piece : politeness and subversion -- The "Great Creation" : Fielding -- Aesthetics and erotics : Cleland, Fielding, and Sterne -- The strange, trivial and infantile : books for children -- From novel to strange to "sublime" -- From novel to picturesque -- The novelizing of Hogarth
Control code
32545829
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780801851711
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
95018983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1734590

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