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Speaking of Beauty

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Writing about his newest book, Denis Donoghue says, "I do not offer to say why Jennifer Lopez and Brad Pitt are beautiful, or what cultural axioms are at work in the common agreement that they are. Instead I think of beauty as a value--like its companions, the true and the good--and I ponder the 'words of tribute' that are devoted to it." Here one of the foremost living cr ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 10th 2003 by Yale University Press
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Shelves: essays, nonfiction
I started to read a couple of years ago (a bookmark was at pg 38) but I can't remember any of it.
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For the serious thinker who is not overtired. I may try it again one day.
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