Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Changing Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts, 1650-1820

Roston, Murray (Fellow, 1985-86)

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990

From the publisher's description:

Continuing with the theme of his work Renaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts, Murray Roston applies to a later period the same critical principle: that for each generation there exists a central complex of inherited ideas and urgent contemporary concerns to which each creative artist and writer responds in his or her own way. Roston demonstrates that what emerges is not a fixed or monolithic pattern for each generation but a dynamic series of responses to shared challenges. The book relates leading English writers and literary modes to contemporary developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture. "A sumptuous book. . . . Clearly and gracefully written and cogently argued, Roston's admirable achievement is of paramount significance to literary studies, to cultural and art history, and to aesthetics. . . . Outstanding."--Choice


Subjects: Literature; Art; Early Modern Period; English Literature; Visual Arts