Pat Rogers, 6 November 1986
Show More Hume and the Heroic Portrait: Studies in 18th-Century Imagery by Edgar Wind, edited by Jaynie Anderson.
Oxford, 139 pp., £29.50, May 1986, 0 19 817371 7Show More
Augustan Studies: Essays in honour of Irvin Ehrenpreis edited by Douglas Lane Patey and Timothy Keegan.
University of Delaware Press, 270 pp., £24.50, May 1986, 9780874132724Show More
The 18th Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1700-1789 by James Sambrook.
Longman, 290 pp., £15.95, April 1986, 0 582 49306 4Show More
“... Sated with hermeneutics, weary of metacriticism? No head for the heights of abstraction – vertigo hits you as soon as you set foot on the gossamer constructions of current art theory? You get ringing in your ears when you read Norman Bryson, and fear you have caught Ménière’s disease off the page? Do not despair. There is a remedy. The second posthumous volume of Edgar Wind’s essays outdoes even its sumptuous predecessor in intellectual glitter and academic burnishing ...”