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Pleasure and the Arts: Enjoying Literature, Painting, and Music Paperback – December 29, 2005


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Can the feeling one experiences when viewing a Rembrandt or while drinking a perfect glass of wine be put into words, analyzed and quantified? Oxford University professor Butler tries to do just that in this philosophically minded book. "Our pleasurable relationships to works of art tend to be incorrigibly promiscuous, despite frequent attempts by puritans to interfere," Butler writes. But his own book is so laden with convoluted academic prose that the sensation of pleasure itself largely disappears—c.f. "Those philosophers were not wrong who thought of pleasure as peculiarly specific to its object; and it can be the greater (and the better articulated) the more we appreciate the individuality of that object." Too biased to please academics, too lacking in research to interest scientists and too stiff to excite lay readers, Butler’s book makes a concentrated attempt to pin down our most ephemeral emotions, but they slip away from its grasp.
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Christopher Butler is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and Student of Christ Church. His books include Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe, 1900-1916 and Post-Modernism: A Very Short Introduction.

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