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Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill

  • Authors
  • Jennifer Green-Lewis
  • Margaret Soltan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 15-32
  4. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 33-47
  5. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 49-69
  6. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 71-94
  7. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 95-111
  8. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 113-128
  9. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 129-153
  10. Jennifer Green-Lewis, Margaret Soltan
    Pages 155-166
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 167-200

About this book

Introduction

What happened to beauty? How did the university literature classroom turn into a seminar on politics? Focusing on such writers as Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, and James Merrill, this book examines what has been lost to literature as a discipline, and to literary criticism as a practice, as a result of efforts to reduce the aesthetic to the ideological. Green-Lewis and Soltan celebrate the return of beauty as a subject in its own right to literary studies, a return all the more urgent given beauty s ability to provide not merely consolation but a sense of order and control in the context of a threatening political world.

Keywords

42624 English literature New York Virginia Woolf Woolf

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