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Title On bathos : literature, art, music / edited by Sara Crangle and Peter Nicholls
Published London : Continuum, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction On Bathos; Chapter 1 What is Bathos?; Chapter 2 Dada IS Bathos! Or: Of the Hobbyhorse Endlessly Rocking; Chapter 3 The Strings are False: Bathos, Pastoral, and Social Reflexivity in 1930s British Poetry; Chapter 4 Jim the Jerk: Bathos and Loveliness in the Poetry of James Schuyler; Chapter 5 She Disappeared into Unhappy Consciousness: Louise Bourgeois and the Bathos of Surrealism; Chapter 6 Cultures of Musical Failure; Chapter 7 Bathos and Mind-reading; Chapter 8 Low Resistance
Summary While the sublime has garnered a great deal of critical attention over the past twenty years, its counterpart, bathos, has yet to receive any extended treatment. Generally understood as an inadvertent descent to the low, vulgar, and ludicrous in writing or art, the term "bathos" was popularised by Pope, who used it to satirise his contemporaries. Ironically likening bathos to the depths of profundity, Pope lauded his peers for their influential writings whilst openly deriding their absurd misuses of figure and rhetorical device. Pope's method proved prophetic: today, artists regularly celebrat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bathos.
Form Electronic book
Author Crangle, Sara.
Nicholls, Peter, 1950-
ISBN 1441160825 (electronic bk.)
9781441160829 (electronic bk.)