aristocraticism

aristocraticism

a dedication to aristocratie behavior.
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Although Gerbino quite clearly addresses his book to a scholarly audience, several passages seem artificially verbose, such as: "the relationship between the appropriation of group-specific literary/linguistic styles and the stylization of cultural aristocraticism" (p.
The notion of storytelling as a means for inappropriately aestheticizing human suffering parallels the sorts of criticisms leftwing critics (such as, for a recent example, Terry Eagleton's critical remarks about the "inhumane humanism" and "spiritual aristocraticism" of some interpreters of tragedy [72, 75]) have long lodged against writers and theorists of tragedy for purportedly ignoring the institutional bases of human suffering in favor of a fatalistic acceptance of the human condition as incapable of significant improvement.