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Panaesthetics
On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts

Daniel Albright

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? He considers various artistic media, especially literature, music, and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and which can be “translated” from one to another. Can a poem turn into a symphony, or a symphony into a painting?

 

Albright explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech, stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the collage method of the...

The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series

2014   336 pp.  58 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300186628  $30.00 sc
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Still
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Emerson's Protégés
Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future
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Globetrotter
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
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The Kreutzer Sonata Variations
Lev Tolstoy's Novella and Counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy
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Jonathan Swift
His Life and His World
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The Corpse Washer
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Faust
A Tragedy, Parts One and Two, Fully Revised
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The Last Lover
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The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
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The Five "Confucian" Classics
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Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century
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The Buddha in the Machine
Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West
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Facts and Inventions
Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell
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Hans Christian Andersen
European Witness
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Yale French Studies, Number 125/126
Time for Baudelaire (Poetry, Theory, History)
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Making Make-Believe Real
Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
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Carl Andre
Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature
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The Humanist Comedy
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