By Philip Schwyzer
Archaeology and literary stories are themselves items of the Renaissance. even supposing the 2 disciplines have occasionally considered each other as opponents, they percentage a special and unsettling intimacy with the strains of previous life--with the phrases the lifeless wrote, sang, or heard, with the items they made, held, or lived inside. Schwyzer argues that on the root of either sorts of scholarship lies the forbidden wish to wake up (and converse with) the lifeless. although most unlikely or absurd this wish can be, it is still a primary resource of either moral accountability and aesthetic pleasure.
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