Aesthetics and Literature Book by David Davies


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Aesthetics and Literature places philosophical aesthetics at the heart of thinking about literature. The book takes concrete examples from the traditional and contemporary literary arts and uses them to introduce all the central philosophical issues in literature. David Davies considers, with stimulating insight and great clarity, the nature of literature and fiction, artistic uses of language, and the nature of fictional characters.

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David Davies

J. D. (David) Davies (born 1 April 1957, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire) is a British historian, specialising primarily in naval history, and the author of both fiction and non-fiction books. Davies was educated at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and Jesus College, Oxford. After teaching for some years in Newquay, Cornwall, he returned to Oxford to undertake doctoral research on the naval history of the Restoration period. He was awarded the degree of DPhil in 1986. He subsequently taught history and politics at Bedford Modern School, also serving as a Sub-Lieutenant RNR (CCF). Ultimately, he served as Deputy Head (Academic) at BMS from 2000 to 2004. He then gave up full-time teaching to develop his writing career. Davies’s first book, Gentlemen and Tarpaulins: The Officers and Men of the Restoration Navy (1991) was a revised version of his doctoral thesis . His second book, Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 1649–89[2], was published in 2008, followed in 2010 by his first non-naval book, Blood of Kings: the Stuarts, the Ruthvens and the ‘Gowrie Conspiracy’. Britannia’s Dragon: A Naval History of Wales followed in 2013. His latest non-fiction book Kings of the Sea: Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy, was published by in 2017. It discusses how the two monarchs developed the navy but also provides new information about Charles II.

Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Weight277 Gram
AuthorDavid Davies
Persian Titleکتاب زیبا شناسی و ادبیات اثر دیوید دیویس
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