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Leisure in Art and Literature

  • Tom Winnifrith
  • Cyril Barrett

Part of the Warwick Studies in the European Humanities book series (WSEH)

About this book

Introduction

The description or depiction of leisure activities has formed part of the subject matter of art and literature for a long time. This volume looks at funeral games in Homer, leisure as depicted in painting, and the part that literature played in promoting athleticism in public schools and Oxbridge.

Keywords

art eighteenth century English English literature Greece Homer literature painting play rhetoric stage subject theatre time Victorian era

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Winnifrith
    • 1
  • Cyril Barrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English and Comparative Literary StudiesUniversity of WarwickUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

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