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Author Davis, Theo, author

Title Ornamental aesthetics : the poetry of attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman / Theo Davis
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Summary This work argues that ornamental aesthetics are central to the writing of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman. It explores the stakes of such an ornamental aesthetics through a parallel investigation of the ornamental aspects of Heidegger's phenomenological philosophy. It advances a new theory of ornament as a practice of attending, honoring, and noticing, in contrast to more familiar theories in which materiality, handcrafting, or historical grounding are emphasized
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 10, 2016)
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Aesthetics.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Aesthetics.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Aesthetics.
American poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Aesthetics in literature.
Phenomenology and literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190467531 (ebook)