Rereading Walter Pater: Rereading Walter Pater by William F. ShuterRereading Walter Pater: Rereading Walter Pater by William F. Shuter

Rereading Walter Pater: Rereading Walter Pater

byWilliam F. ShuterEditorGillian Beer

Paperback | September 15, 2005

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Walter Pater is increasingly gaining recognition as a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century culture. William F. Shuter shows that Pater authorized rereadings of his work in an effort to rewrite his own literary and cultural past. Drawing on unpublished manuscript material, Shuter shows how Pater's later work can serve, paradoxically, as an introduction to the earlier. Such a rereading of Pater's work uncovers patterns of continuity and anticipation that decisively alter our understanding of Pater and his writings.

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Title:Rereading Walter Pater: Rereading Walter PaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521019818

ISBN - 13:9780521019811

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Table of Contents

Introduction: an initial reading; 1. The periegetic critic and the imaginative sense of place; 2. The retrojective apologist; 3. Heraclitus, Hegel, and Plato; 4. The dubious academic; 5. Visiting the dead; Conclusion: rereading, revising, and reshuffling.

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"...Shuter's book makes a solid contribution to Pater scholarship. ...Shuter's effort to bring newly available material to bear on well-known texts points to valuable avenues for future research." Matthew Potolsky, Victorian Studies