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Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry

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ISBN-10: 1113922974

ISBN-13: 9781113922977

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter Pater

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As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This…    
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List price: $26.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Pater's personal life was rather uneventful. His father, a surgeon, died when the boy was 3, at which time his family moved to the London suburb of Chase Side, Enfield. An unremarkable student, in 1858 he matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, where, as before, he did not especially distinguish himself. Pater was early influenced by John Ruskin, but, after a trip to the Continent in 1865, he became less concerned with the social idealism that comprises much of Ruskin's aesthetic writing and increasingly focused on expressing the concrete and individual experience of the work of art. His earliest work, an essay on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, appeared in 1866 in The Westminster Review; Pater…