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The perils of uglytown : studies in structural misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

The perils of uglytown : studies in structural misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Author: Harry Berger; Fordham University Press.
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Perils of Uglytown develops a new concept, structural misanthropology, and traces its operation first in the dialogues of Plato and then in the work of humanists, playwrights, and painters of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Berger; Fordham University Press.
ISBN: 9780823245161 0823245160 9780823245178 0823245179
OCLC Number: 968455490
Description: X, 324 s. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. A Polar Model of Culture Change: Introduction to Structural Misanthropology Part 1. Misanthropology in Plato's Dialogues 2. Critical Logography: Thucydides and Plato on the Politics of Communication 3 Katabasis and Narrative 4. Safemindedness: Lysis and Crito 5. Dying Angry: The Wrath of Socrates in Plato's Phaedo 6. More Than a Talking Head: Socrates and Cephalus in Republic 1 7. The Perils of Uglytown: Structural Misanthropology in the Republic 8. Adeimantus and Glaucon 9 Apprehension in the Timaeus: Plato's Nervous Narrator Part 2. Misanthropology in Early Modern Culture 10. Cybernetic Alienation: Prosthetic Strategies in Alberti, Leonardo, Castiglione, and Machiavelli 11. Collecting Body Parts in Leonardo's Cave: Vasari's Lives and the Erotics of Obscene Connoisseurship 12. "Fenced ears": The King's Body Impolitic in Gorboduc, King Lear, and Richard II 13. Prospero's Humiliation 14. Bad Boys and Hipsters: Shakespeare's Iago and Rembrandt's Rembrandt 15. The Drama of Competitive Posing: Portrait Plots in Hals and Rembrandt
Responsibility: Harry Berger, Jr.


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