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Published: 14 November 2017

480 Pages | 27 black-and-white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198802228

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Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon

Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Edited by Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire

Classical Presences

  • Represents the first edited book in English to focus on Lessing's Laocoon, and includes work by leading international scholars whose work is mainly available only in German and French
  • Reassesses Lessing's seminal essay from a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives, from classics and philosophy to comparative literature and history of art
  • Supplements detailed critical analysis with rich illustrations throughout