Le vergini delle rocce (1895) represents the culmination of Gabriele D'Annunzio's Aestheticist
Roman phase, uniting thematics, narrative, and poetry in the textual fabric of his 'poema in prosa'.
He does so to put his long-standing interest in French aestheticist
synaesthesia to activist work: complicating his contemporaries' association of verse and voice and of rhyme and sound.
One of Anand's first books, Persian Painting (1930), presents a distinctly aestheticist
position, as such inimical to the so-called Progressive Movement in British literature.
The polytechnic ideal did not, finally, realize Besant's high-minded aestheticist
goals, however, and it lost institutional momentum soon after the death of Hogg.
All of these essays are worth the price of admission, but the best are: Joseph Valente's "Nation for Art's Sake: Aestheticist
Afterwords in Yeats's Irish Revival" in Part I; all four essays in Part n, including, Gregory Castle's" 'The Age-long Memoried Self: Yeats and the Promise of Coming Times," Guinn Batten's "Afterwardsness: Yeats in Love and the Imaginary Community," Margaret Mills Harper's "'The clock has run down and must be wound up again": A Vision in Time," and Marjorie Howes' "Yeats's Graves: Death and Encryption in Last Poems;" and two of the essays in Part III: "Sean Kennedy's "'Echo's Bones': Samuel Beckett After Yeats," and Vicki Mahaffey's "Yeats and Bowen: Posthumous Politics.
When she adopts an aestheticist
perspective, Laura carves out a space for a critique of the colonial class system.
In this the poets of Di yunge enthusiastically participated in the aestheticist
rhetoric of the decadent and symbolist poets of France and Russia.
Thinking about the relationship of Caribbean writing to the nation as this sort of mediated engagement allows The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 to draw into the story writers like Wilson Harris and Erna Brodber, whose extreme stylization and resistance to mimeticism can lead to their sidelining as aestheticist
rather than socially conscious writers.
17) To be sure, positioning Woolf solely on the aestheticist
side of this divide might underestimate the extent to which over the course of her career she identified stylistic means for incorporating "millions of ideas"--including feminist ones--into her own fiction, even as she sought to maintain her ban on "preaching" (Diary 4.
No easy aestheticist
, Alexie continues to insist upon the social function of art and the integrity of the word.
One might even follow Adorno's insights into the element of radical negativity that keeps the work of art--be it aestheticist
or zutique--from figuring as a kind of mere commodity, an a-telic, if cathartic, form of individualizing escapism.
In 'Anticipating Aestheticism: The Dynamics of Reading and Reception in Poe', Peter Gibian reads Poe's 'The Oval Portrait' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher' as key narratives to understand Poe's aestheticist
poetics, as well as his role in transmitting these particular literary tenets.