The Desire of My Eyes by Wolfgang Kemp
The Life & Work of John Ruskin

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.

 

About Wolfgang Kemp

See more books from this Author
Wolfgang Kemp is a cultural historian at the University of Marburg, Germany.  He has taught and lectured widely in the United States.
 
Published August 1, 1992 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 529 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Desire of My Eyes

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

As Kemp (Art History/Univ. of Marburg, West Germany) demonstrates in this full (544 pp.) and very fine biography, Ruskin (1819-1900)—writer, artist, art historian, social prophet, educator, political economist—became for his Victoran age an icon of its range, achievements, problems, a...

Aug 01 1990 | Read Full Review of The Desire of My Eyes: The Li...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Examining the English critic alongside Byron, Carlyle, Karl Kraus and others of his time, and considering views of him given by Shaw and Proust, the author, a German art historian, contends that Ruski

| Read Full Review of The Desire of My Eyes: The Li...

Rate this book!

Add Review
×