The Desire of My Eyes

The Life & Work of John Ruskin

Wolfgang Kemp; Translated by Jan Van Heurck

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This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.

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This "tour de force of analysis" examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age--Joel Agee

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Wolfgang Kemp; Translated by Jan Van Heurck

Wolfgang Kemp is a cultural historian at the University of Marburg, Germany.  He has taught and lectured widely in the United States.

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The Desire of My Eyes
The Life & Work of John Ruskin
Wolfgang Kemp; Translated by Jan Van Heurck

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
August 1992
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ISBN: 9780374523480
ISBN10: 0374523487
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$30.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 1992
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ISBN: 9781466810457
ISBN10: 1466810459
528 pages
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