Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Fateful Beauty:
Aesthetic Environments, Juvenile Development, and Literature, 1860-1960
Douglas Mao

Book Description | Reviews
Introduction [HTML] or [PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE ix
INTRODUCTION: Talking about Beauty 1
CHAPTER ONE: Stealthy Environments 18
Guarded Moments 18
Significant Surroundings 35
The Unconscious before Freud 45
Secrets of the Aesthetic 56
CHAPTER TWO: Aestheticism’s Environments 66
Walter Pater and the Child in the House 66
Oscar Wilde and the Making of the Soul 81
Beauty and Freedom 101
CHAPTER THREE: Aesthetics of Acuteness 109
Aestheticism, Naturalism, Pater, Zola, Joyce, Dreiser 109
Chemical Action Set Up in the Soul 115
Why Integritas 129
CHAPTER FOUR: Tropisms of Longing 139
Compulsions of the Body 139
Insidious Beauty 160
Onward, Onward 166
CHAPTER FIVE: Great House and Super-Cortex 177
West’s Ancestral Enclosures 177
Excitatory Complexes 193
Cultivating Treason 203
CHAPTER SIX: Growing Up Awry 216
Auden’s Hothouse Plants 216
Evolution and Individuation 227
Showing Off, Setting Off 244
EPILOGUE 256
NOTES 267
REFERENCES 289
INDEX 307

Return to Book Description

File created: 11/11/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share