Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game That Must Be Lost

Yale University Press, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. F/F. Item #125490

Fine in Fine jacket.; ISBN: 0300080239 9780300080230; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; ISBN:0300080239 9780300080230. Description: xviii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm. Contents: A dynamic of reflection --Intelligence in love: medieval v. Victorian v. modern --Dante and Rossetti: translation, pastiche, ritual, fate --The iconic page --Ars negativa --Venus surrounded by mirrors, reflecting her in different views --Sinking star. Summary: "Jerome McGann demonstrates the programmatic aims of Rossetti's innovative multimedia work by focusing on two issues, one philosophical and one cultural. First, McGann shows how in Rossetti's work high-order thinking processes are modeled and executed as aesthetic practices. Second, from Rossetti's Pre-Raphaelite "art of the inner standing point", McGann argues that Rossetti forces a revision of the cultural norms commonly used for evaluating artistic success and failure."--Jacket.

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