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On trust : art and the temptations of suspicion

Author: Gabriel Josipovici
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this wide-ranging book, an eminent novelist, playwright, and literary critic explores the question that has troubled artists and philosophers (though not critics) since the time of the Romantics: is it possible to create art today with the freedom of earlier ages and yet produce works that are more than merely decorative or commercial? Such a question, argues Gabriel Josipovici, is not timeless; it has a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Josipovici
ISBN: 0300079915 9780300079913
OCLC Number: 41528017
Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The age of suspicion --
Lightness and gravity --
Excursus I.A tale of a heel and a hip --
Dante: trusting the mother tongue --
Shakespeare: trust and suspicion at play --
Excursus II. Red blood white snow --
Romantic doubts --
Proust and the face of true goodness --
Franz Kafka: the innocent pretence --
'Dear incomprehension!': Beckett and trust --
Kinetic melodies.
Responsibility: Gabriel Josipovici.

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A discussion of whether it is possible to create art today with the freedom of earlier ages and yet produce works that are more than merely decorative or commercial. The author argues that art is  Read more...

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