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Scandal of Pleasure Art in an Age of Fundamentalism

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ISBN-10: 0226772241

ISBN-13: 9780226772240

Edition: 1995 (Reprint)

Authors: Wendy Steiner

List price: $22.50
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Surveying a wide range of cultural controversies, from the Mapplethorpe affair to Salman Rushdie's death sentence, from canon-revision in the academy to the scandals that have surrounded Anthony Blunt, Martin Heidegger, and Paul de Man, Wendy Steiner shows that the fear and outrage they inspired are the result of dangerous misunderstanding about the relationship between art and life. "Stimulating. . . . A splendid rebuttal of those on the left and right who think that the pleasures induced by art are trivial or dangerous. . . . One of the most powerful defenses of the potentiality of art."--Andrew Delbanco, New York Times Book Review "A concise and . . . readable account of recent…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/24/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 263
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction The Arts Embattled
The Perfect Moment
The Literalism of the Left
Fetish or Fatwa?
Caliban in the Ivory Tower
La Trahison des Clercs
Conclusion Enlightened Beguilement
Notes
Index