Brake, Laurel, Lesley Higgins, and Carolyn Williams, eds. Walter Pater: Transparencies of Desire. Greensboro, N.C.: ELT Press, 2002. Collection of essays, including discussions of Pater’s entire body of work, Pater in the context of modernism, and Pater’s reception outside England. Contains a bibliography and an index.
Buckler, William E., ed. Introduction to Walter Pater: Three Major Texts. New York: New York University Press, 1986. Examines The Renaissance and two other major works by Pater in an effort to define and elucidate the writer’s critical method.
Bullen, J. B. “The Historiography of Studies in the History of the Renaissance.” In Pater in the 1990’s, edited by Laurel Brake and Ian Small. Greensboro, N.C.: ELT Press, 1991. Analyzes Pater’s method of writing The Renaissance, seeing the work ultimately as a revelation of Pater’s vision of himself.
Crinkley, Richmond. Walter Pater: Humanist. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1970. The first chapter discusses The Renaissance in relation to Pater’s whole achievement as a critic and writer. Also examines a number of Pater’s major ideas about the relationship between life and art.
Daley, Kenneth. The Rescue of Romanticism: Walter Pater and John Ruskin. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001. Daley examines the relationship...
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