Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents: Preface Introduction Part I ONE Murder as (Fine) Art TWO Murder as (Pure) Action THREE Murder as (Carnal) Knowledge Part II FOUR Mimesis and Murder FIVE Catharsis and Murder AFTERWORD Writing after Murder Notes Index. Codice inventario libreria
What connects the Romantic essays of Thomas De Quincey and the violent cinema of Brian De Palma? Or the "beautiful" suicides of Hedda Gabler and Yukio Mishima? Or the shootings of John Lennon and Ronald Reagan? In The Aesthetics of Murder, Joel Black explores the sometimes gruesome interplay between life and art, between actual violence and images of violence in a variety of literary texts, paintings, and films.
Rather than exclude murder from critical consideration by dismissing it as a crime, Black urges us to ponder the killer's artistic role?and our own experience as audience, witness, or voyeur. Black examines murder as a recurring, obsessive theme in the Romantic tradition, approaching the subject from an aesthetic rather than a moral, psychological, or philosophical perspective. And he brings into his discussion contemporary instances of sensational murders and assassinations, treating these as mimetic or cathartic activities in their own right.
Combining historical documentation with theoretical insights, Black shows that the possibilities of representing violence?and of experiencing it?as art were recognized early in the nineteenth century as logical extensions of Romantic theories of the sublime. Since then, both traditional art forms and the modern mass media have contributed to the growing aestheticization of violence.
Joel Black is an associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Georgia.
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Descrizione libro Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. This book is in good condition; no remainder marks. The book has some shelfwear. Several underlined passages and margin marks. ; Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; 304 pages. Codice libro della libreria 02UT17-633-084e
Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Paperback, 1991, octavo, 276pp., illustrated in b&w. Book near fine with mild rubbing to panels, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. No DJ. Codice libro della libreria B18946
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