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Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime Luke Gibbons

Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime

Luke Gibbons

Published October 16th 2003
ISBN : 9780521810609
Hardcover
320 pages
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Burkes influential early writings on aesthetic are intimately connected to his political concerns according to this study of his engagement with Irish politics and culture. The heart of his aesthetic addressed itself to the experience of terror, aMoreBurkes influential early writings on aesthetic are intimately connected to his political concerns according to this study of his engagement with Irish politics and culture. The heart of his aesthetic addressed itself to the experience of terror, a spectre that haunts Burkes political imagination throughout his career. Burkes preoccupation with violence, sympathy and pain actually allowed him to explore the dark side of the Enlightenment. This major reassessment of a key political and cultural figure appeals to Irish studies specialists, political theorists and Romanticists.