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Walter Pater (1839-1894)


"Walter Pater." The long-running The Victorian Web has a biography of Pater and essays on his themes and the historical context, George P. Landow, ed.

"Walter Pater, Studies in the History of the Renaissance." Introduction to Pater from the British Library.

"Art vs. aestheticism: the case of Walter Pater," by Roger Kimball. The New Criterion May 1995.

Critical and Miscellaneous Prose: Walter Pater." Quite old criticism on Pater from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21).

Literary Criticism

Bloom, Harold. "Water Pater: The Intoxication of Belatedness." Yale French Studies 50, (1974), pp. 163-189 [free at jstor].

Coates, John. "Controversial Aspects of Pater's 'Style.'" Papers on Language and Literature, Fall 2004 [questia subscription service]

Delaura, David J. "Towards Marius, Aesthetic Worship," from Hebrew and Hellene in Newman, Arnold, and Pater, at The Victorian Web.

McGowan, John. "From Pater to Wilde to Joyce: Modernist Epiphany and the Soulful Self." Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 32, 3, (Fall 1990), pp. 417-445 [jstor preview or purchase].

Morgan, Thaïs E. "Reimagining Masculinity in Victorian Criticism: Swinburne and Pater." Victorian Studies 36, 3 (Spring, 1993), pp. 315-332 [free at jstor].

Perlis, Alan D. "Beyond Epiphany: Pater's Aesthetic Hero in the Works of Joyce." James Joyce Quarterly 17, 3 (Spring, 1980), pp. 272-279 [free at jstor].

Schoen, Max. "Walter Pater on the Place of Music among the Arts." Discusses Pater's claim that "all the arts in common aspire to the condition of music." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 2, 6 (Summer, 1942), pp. 12-23 [free at jstor].

Scotto, Robert M. "'Visions' and 'Epiphanies': Fictional Technique in Pater's 'Marius' and Joyce's 'Portrait.'" James Joyce Quarterly 11, 1 (Fall, 1973), pp. 41-50 [free at jstor].

Teukolsky, Rachel. "Walter Pater's Renaissance (1873) and the British Aesthetic Movement." BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net.

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