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Faculty Bookshelf

Carolyn Williams

Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism
Cornell University Press, 1989

alt Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater's prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Professor Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater's aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice.