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Praeterita And Dilecta John Ruskin

Praeterita And Dilecta By John Ruskin

Praeterita And Dilecta by John Ruskin


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Summary

Ruskin was not merely the most important anglophone art critic and social commentator of the late nineteenth century: for his admirers - who included Proust - he was a Tolstoyan figure with the magic of an artist and the moral authority of a sage.

Praeterita And Dilecta Summary

Praeterita And Dilecta by John Ruskin

To call Praeterita an autobiography is to tell only part of the truth. A book like no other, by oneof the greatest masters of English prose., it is less a narrative than the prismatic sotry of an extraordinary mind and a passionate heart told in terms of the author's aesthetic education. Ruskin was not merely the most important anglophone art critic and social commentator of the late nineteenth century: for his admirers - who included Proust - he was a Tolstoyan figure with the magic of an artist and the moral authority of a sage. Yet above all he was loved as a personality by friends and readers alilke, and it is the individual human qualitites which shine through the mercurial pages of Praeterita

Praeterita And Dilecta Reviews

"No autobiographer surpasses Ruskin in freshness and fulness of memory, nor in the power of giving interest to the apparently commonplace. The story fascinates" * Sir Leslie Stephen *

About John Ruskin

Timothy Hilton, a former art critic for the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday, is the author of a two-volume biography of John Ruskin (Yale, 1985, 2000). Other works include The Pre-Raphaelites and Picasso.

Additional information

GOR001892084
9781857152791
1857152794
Praeterita And Dilecta by John Ruskin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Everyman
2005-02-03
704
N/A
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