Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

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'Late style' is a critical term routinely deployed to characterise the work of selected authors, composers, and creative artists as they enter their last phase of production-often, but not only, in old age. Taken at face value, this terminology merely points to a chronological division in the artist's oeuvre, 'late' being the antonym of 'early' or the third term in the triad 'early-middle-late'. However, almost from its inception, the idea of late style or late work has been freighted with aesthetic associations and ...

Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198704621

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