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The persistence of beauty

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The notion of beauty, in its various meanings and manifestations, has long fascinated authors and critics. Its appeal fuelled the artistic endeavours of the nineteenth century, captivated its audiences, and haunted the literary movements of the last one hundred years. Walter Pater, in the opening lines of The Renaissance, a touchstone for Victorian aestheticism, observed how attempts to ‘define beauty’ have most often been conducted ‘in the abstract’. Pater’s call for the ‘student of æsthetic...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (Other)
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/camqtly/bfw029

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
4
Pages:
385-390
Publication date:
2016-12-31
Acceptance date:
2016-08-26
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EISSN:
1471-6836
ISSN:
0008-199X
Pubs id:
pubs:734854
URN:
uri:9347210a-42e0-4dc4-bbd4-95866194fe7f
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uuid:9347210a-42e0-4dc4-bbd4-95866194fe7f
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pubs:734854

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