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The Gay Science

The Gay Science
2 Volume Paperback Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108073141

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About the Authors
  • Eneas Sweetland (E. S.) Dallas (1828–1879) was a journalist who worked for The Times among other publications and whose interest in psychology and love of poetry led to his writing the two-volume – though he originally intended four – The Gay Science, published in 1866. The work takes its title from an expression used by Provençal troubadours to describe the art of composing poetry, and the volumes are concerned with the unclear and often shifting boundaries between art and science and whether they can be reconciled.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108073141
    • length: 710 pages
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The science of criticism
    3. The despair of a science
    4. The corner stone
    5. The agreement of the critics
    6. On imagination
    7. The hidden soul
    8. The play of thought
    9. The secrecy of art. Volume 2:
    10. On pleasure
    11. Mixed pleasure
    12. Pure pleasure
    13. Hidden pleasure
    14. The ethics of art
    15. The pursuit of pleasure
    16. The world of fiction
    17. The ethical current

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    Eneas Sweetland Dallas

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