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On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Little Black Classics #04) - Thomas de Quincey
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Little Black Classics #04)
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'People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed - a knife - a purse - and a dark lane...' In this provocative and blackly funny essay, Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how... show more
'People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed - a knife - a purse - and a dark lane...' In this provocative and blackly funny essay, Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered - 'i
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141397887 (0141397888)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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3.0 On Murder Considered As One Of The Fine Arts
Thomas de Quincey states at the start of the essay that it is a transcript from a meeting of a mysterious group of gentleman who are fascinated by murder. The rest of the essay is then the transcript and elaborates on several murders and the murder of philosophers.Based on the fact that people are u...
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3.0 On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Little Black Classics #04)
Thomas de Quincey became enthralled and haunted by the murderer John Williams in 1811 and, although his works have always had the macabre about them, this essay looks at murder in particular in a more literary and scholarly way: imbuing it with the same aesthetic pleasures one might gain from other ...
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