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  • Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets
    Views : 257
    Pages : 304

    by: Elaine Scarry

    Publisher: pFarrar, Straus and Giroux

    Book Description

    Who was the “young man” William Shakespeare addressed in his sonnets?

    That’s the never-ending mystery wide-ranging literary scholar Scarry (Aesthetics and General Theory of Value/Harvard Univ.; Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom, 2014, etc.) sets out to resolve in her latest book. The list of cont ... more

    Publish on

    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0374279934

    ISBN-13: 9780374279936

    Language: English

  • On Beauty and Being Just.
    Views : 280
    Pages : 144

    by: Elaine Scarry

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    An essay that aims to recover beauty as a serious topic for academic discourse and, more ambitiously, to reconnect beauty with truth and justice. Scarry (English/Harvard) delivered these thoughts on beauty as the Tanner Lectures of 1998 at Yale and then retired to a research institute to work them up for publication. Though her book is brief, th ... more

    Publish on

    1999-08-23

    ISBN-10: 0691048754

    ISBN-13: 9780691048758

    Language: English

  • Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom
    Views : 256
    Pages : 592

    by: Elaine Scarry

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    Nuclear weaponry has stealthily altered the substance of our form of government, contends Scarry (Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value/Harvard Univ.; Thinking in an Emergency, 2011, etc.).

    Americans generally give little thought to the policy under which the president can order a first strike using nuclear weapons, and ye ... more

    Publish on

    2014-02-24

    ISBN-10: 0393080080

    ISBN-13: 9780393080087

    Language: English