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Hi lit. Today we will be digitizing, among other things, these three items, 2 by Ezra Pound and one by Edgar A. Poe. The Poe was printed in 1851, 2nd edition, and was dedicated to the "US Corps of Cadets". The "Exultations of Ezra Pound" was printed in 1909 in London and was once owned by someone named William S Williams. "Personae" is also 1909, same printer.
Also today we'll be looking at yet another camera system to photograph books in a demo by a potential vendor.
We also will be imaging 2 manuscripts, one manuscript collection, and continue working on a collection of several hundred volumes on the care of horses.
So, that's what's going on here today. I'll post other interesting things as they arise.
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This is just my musing.. and I am having some trouble understanding a few details. I enjoy a selection of Oscar Wildes works and since he was deemed an atheist, decided to do some background research. From what I gathered aestheticism was a means to refine ones life, and we should take the works not as a social or moral lecture, but in order to enhance our own character. this seems to me not 'art for arts sake'... so what is the deal with Oscar? Was his depiction of hedonism the true form of aestheticism, and if so, why does he warn us about it through dorian gray... i see that story not as an aesthetic one, but a warning against it embracing it wholly. basically, what are the limitations and purpose behind this movement?