Lateness And Modern European Literature

Author: Ben Hutchinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198767692
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Modern European literature has traditionally been seen as a series of attempts to assert successive styles of writing as 'new'. In this groundbreaking study, Ben Hutchinson argues that literary modernity can in fact be understood not as that which is new, but as that which is 'late'. Exploring the ways in which European literature repeatedly defines itself through a sense of senescence or epigonality, Hutchinson shows that the shifting manifestations of lateness since romanticism express modernity's continuing quest for legitimacy. With reference to a wide range of authors--from Mary Shelley, Chateaubriand, and Immermann, via Baudelaire, Henry James, and Nietzsche, to Valery, Djuna Barnes, and Adorno--he combines close readings of canonical texts with historical and theoretical comparisons of numerous national contexts. Out of this broad comparative sweep emerges a taxonomy of lateness, of the diverse ways in which modern writers can be understood, in the words of Nietzsche, as 'creatures facing backwards'. Ambitious and original, Lateness and Modern European Literature offers a significant new model for understanding literary modernity. "

Rousseau And Romanticism

Author: Irving Babbitt
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412833479
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This volume is the best-known and most widely discussed work of the influential scholar and critic Irving Babbitt (1865-1933), intellectual leader of the movement known as the New Humanism. It is also the work that best conveys the ethical and aesthetic core of his thought. Broad in scope, it examines a variety of manifestations of romanticism and presents a typology of the imaginative inclinations of that movement. Graced with a new introduction by Claes G. Ryn, Rousseau and Romanticism is simultaneously a work of literary history, criticism, and a theory of civilization.

Calendar

Author: University of Aberdeen
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Sylphes Et Sylphides

Author: Villars (Nicolas-Pierre-Henri, abbé de)
Publisher: Desjonqueres
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On ne sait d'où viennent ces êtres mythologiques qui tombent amoureux des humains ; invisibles les sylphes flottent entre réalité et imaginaire dans les récits merveilleux qui se multiplient au XVIIIe siècle. Voluptueux, insaisissable, le sylphe, ou son double féminin la sylphide, apparaît bien souvent comme une machine de séduction dont le secret se trouve dans les rêveries amoureuses des hommes et femmes livrés à eux-mêmes. Le siècle des Lumières exprime à travers leurs figures charmantes ses doutes sur l'unité du physique et du moral, du sensible et de l'imaginaire. Cette anthologie de onze auteurs permet de suivre un siècle et demi d'évolution des mœurs et des valeurs amoureuses, de la France de Louis XIV à celle de Louis-Philippe.

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