Walter Pater


Born
in Stepney, London, England
August 04, 1839

Died
July 30, 1894

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Average rating: 3.83 · 3,197 ratings · 211 reviews · 88 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Renaissance: Studies in...

3.96 avg rating — 1,436 ratings — published 1873 — 153 editions
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Marius the Epicurean

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Imaginary Portraits: with T...

3.78 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1887 — 78 editions
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Plato And Platonism

3.93 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1893 — 59 editions
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Giordano Bruno

3.46 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Selected Writings

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Cupid and Psyche

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Appreciations, with an Essa...

3.69 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1890 — 52 editions
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Aesthetic Poetry

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Greek Studies: a Series of ...

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“To burn always with this hard gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”
Walter Pater, The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

“She is older than the rocks among which she sits; like the vampire, she has been dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her; and trafficked for strange webs with Eastern merchants, and, as Leda, was the mother of Helen of Troy, and, as Saint Anne, the mother of Mary; and all this has been to her but as the sound of lyres and flutes, and lives only in the delicacy with which it has molded the changing lineaments, and tinged the eyelids and the hands.”
Walter Pater

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. For while in all other kinds of art it is possible to distinguish the matter from the form, and the understanding can always make this distinction, yet it is the constant effort of art to obliterate it.”
Walter Pater
tags: art, music

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