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The Desire of My Eyes

The Desire of My Eyes

The Life & Work of John Ruskin

Wolfgang Kemp; Translated by Jan Van Heurck

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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The Little Phenomenon 1819--1842
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The English academic painter James Northcote had turned out scores of commissions like this. A wine merchant from the City of London had asked...

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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.

Wolfgang Kemp

Jan Van Heurck

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