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Willa Cather and Aestheticism: From Romanticism to Modernism

edited by Sarah Cheney Watson and Ann Moseley
Format
Book
Published
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & LIttlefield, c2012.
Language
English
Series
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series on Willa Cather in memory of Merrill M. Skaggs
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series on Willa Cather in memory of Merrill M. Skaggs
ISBN
9781611475111 (hbk. : alk. paper), 1611475112 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781611475128, 1611475120
Contents
  • Introduction : The "intrinsic beauty" of art / Ann Moseley and Sarah Cheney Watson. Part I : The aesthetic movement Exit smiling : the case for Paul's dandyism / Timothy W. Bintrim
  • Innocence and experience, good and evil, and doppelgangers : decadent aesthetics in Cather's "Consequences, " James's "The jolly corner, " and Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray / Sonja Froiland Lynch and Robert Lee Lynch
  • Willa Cather's time machine : Alexander's bridge, H. G. Wells, and aesthetic temporality / Peter Betjemann
  • Aestheticism and the dispossessed : Cather's dual Europe in America / Nicholas Birns
  • Willa Cather's disenchanted epicurean : Godfrey St. Peter in The professor's house / Sarah Cheney Watson
  • Part II : The visual arts Arts and crafts on Willa Cather's frontier / Leona Sevick
  • Cather's "Twilight stage" : aestheticism, tonalism, and modernist sentiment / Joseph C. Murphy
  • Willa Cather, the Nabi of Red Cloud / Mark Facknitz
  • Blessed damsels, lost ladies, and Cather's real women / Angela Conrad
  • Fernand Léger and Willa Cather's "Coming, Aphrodite!" / Jacqueline H. Harris
  • Part III : Movement toward modernism "The nude had descended the staircase" : Katherine Anne Porter looks at Willa Cather looking at modern art / Janis P. Stout
  • With the "hand, fastidious and bold" : bridging Walter Pater's aestheticism and Willa Cather's modernism / Olga Aksakalova
  • From British aestheticism to American modernism : Cather's transforming vision / Jo Ann Middleton
  • Part IV : Art and religion Willa Cather's sheltering art : Cather's cathedral and the Adams factor / John J. Murphy.
Description
xvi, 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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