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Dinah Birch, 27 June 1991

The Desire of My Eyes: A Life of John Ruskin 
by Wolfgang Kemp, translated by Jan VanHuerck.
HarperCollins, 526 pp., £20, March 1991, 0 00 215166 9
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... the magisterial assumptions of the Library Edition, together with the self-effacing precision of Van Akin Burd’s biographical research, laid the foundations for a more discriminating understanding of the texts. Both taught and published in America. John Unrau and Jeanne Clegg have enabled us to see Ruskin’s relations with Venice in a new light: one works ...

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