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Re: Aesthetic Effects!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0216  Thursday, 12 March 1998.

[1]     From:   Harry Hill <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Mar 1998 07:40:48 +0000 (HELP)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!

[2]     From:   Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Mar 1998 12:28:02 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!


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From:           Harry Hill <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Mar 1998 07:40:48 +0000 (HELP)
Subject: 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!

Stendhal, of course, not Balzac. Sorry. But the sites are right.

Harry Hill

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From:           Sean Kevin Lawrence <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Mar 1998 12:28:02 -0800
Subject: 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0208  Re: Aesthetic Effects!

This doesn't really have to do with Stendhal's syndrome, but a chap at
the latest MEMSOP where I was giving a paper picked up on my etymology
of "ravish", and pointed out that in a lot of early exploration
narratives, the Europeans are ravished by the beauty of their
surroundings.  In a few, in fact, this is a tactical disadvantage, since
they don't notice the indigenous people sneaking up to attack them.
Being "moved" by art is hardly unique to a Romantic sensibility, it
would seem.

Cheers,
Sean.
 

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