An imaginary historical portrait in which Marius is offered as a kind of self-portrait of Pater transferred to the Rome of Marcus Aurelius. Marius speculates on various views of art and life. The love of art for art's sake is advocated, as is the moral obligation to lead a good and ordered life.
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Walter Horatio Pater (1839 - 1894), anEnglish critic, essayist, and humanist, was born in Stepney, England. In 1864 he secured a fellowship at Brasenose College, Oxford. As an aesthete, he started writingarticles of criticism that were collected in his Studies in the History of the Renaissance in 1873. His style was precise, subtle, and refined. Pater was a proponent of the doctrine of art for art's sake. Another notable work isMarius the Epicurean (1885).About the Author:
Harold Bloom is a distinguised literary critic and University Professor of the Humanities at Yale University.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140432361
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